Should I be taking GABAPENTIN & LYRICA at the same time?

Question is Closed Report Mark as Favorite

Answers (2)

Anonymous

16 Jul 2010

Gabapentin is for your nerves and lyrica is for fybromyalsia or pain whichever you are using it for. Yes this is fine as they are working on two totally different things they actually should work great together!

Votes: +1

16 Jul 2010

Checked on the Interactions Checker & found that they need to be monitored:

Applies to: gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin)

MONITOR: Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients.

MANAGEMENT: During concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.

Read more: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1147-0,1937-2171#ixzz0toXQoQIM

Votes: +0

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

Lyrica and taking other supplements with metal in them?

I take Lyrica 300mg 3x a day and I also take Gabapentin 300mg when I need them. I have very bad Peripheral Neuropathy in both my feet and fingers. ...

3 answers 30 Mar 2013

Are Gabapentin and Lyrica the same base drug?

Someone mentioned that in a Gabapentin thread and its got me wondering now.

2 answers 17 Apr 2013

My Dr. wants me to take Galise. Is it different than gabapentin or Lyrica?

In the past I have taken both Lyrica and gabapentin and got ill from them. I was dizzy , nauseous and felt terrible.It got worse the longer I took ...

2 answers 29 Sep 2013

Why is Lyrica a safer drug than Gabapentin?

My Dr. said I should take Gabapentin because it's cheaper than Lyrica and I'm on a very limited income. He has started me on Gabapentin for ...

2 answers 2 May 2014

Peripheral Neuropathy - Has anyone switched from gabapentin to Lyrica? How long does it take to?

... work? The first day on Lyrica, without gabapentin, that night my feet were on fire, like they were before I ever tried any medications. I thought ...

5 answers 18 May 2014