Skip to Content

Can lyrica & gabapentin be taken together or are they similiar medications?

Question is Closed
Report Favorite

Answers (2)

25 Jun 2011

gabapentin ↔ 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.

Votes: +1

25 Jun 2011

No, you cannot take them together as they are the same medication.

Votes: +0
ElizaJane23 25 Jun 2011

Sorry - very similar medication (wrote that when I was very sleepy). Gabapentin (Neurontin) was a precursor to Lyrics and tended to have more side effects. It is much cheaper than Lyrica - many insurance companies insist their patients try it first or pay a higher copay for the Lyrica.

2bitnickle 1 May 2015

I've taken Gabapentin for years and finally convinced my doctor to give me Lyrica. They do both work for some people. I know they are similar. I am amazed with Lyrica. It takes the pins and needles out almost completely. Gabapentin took the sharp hot needles that would go through my toes. It did NOTHING for the pins and needles. I've thought all this time that my doctor was giving me good attention. But with Lyrica I still get occasional the hot spikes through my toes. Does anyone have an idea?

ElizaJane23 2 May 2015

No, I don't. Sorry. This question is very old - 2011. I recommend you start a new question - that way it will be seen and you'll get some answers. ElizaJane23

Further Information

Search for questions

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

Similar Questions

Thinking of switching from Lyrica to gabapentin?

Thinking of switching from Lyrica to Gabapentin. (I mean when u get right down to it aren't these like a molecule off from being the same drug) ...

8 answers 9 Jun 2014

Gabapentin vs Lyrica?

My Mom has alzheimer's and has had damage from TIA's. Her left leg really bothers her & her Neurologist prescribed Gabapentin and Mom ...

6 answers 8 Jul 2014

Lyrica and gabepentin?

I had a severe allergic reaction to gabapentin several years ago, you know hives, face, lips, tongue, throat swelling and difficulty breathing. ...

2 answers 23 Jul 2015

I take 300 mg of Gabapentin daily but feel no different. Has anyone taken more than that?

I took Lyrica and had horrible side effects. I was thinking one thing and nothing I said made sense. Even when I wrote a text message it was just a ...

4 answers 16 Aug 2015

How long does it normally take for Gabapentin to fully take effect?

I have post herpetic neuralgia. I went from taking Lyrica 150MG 2x/day to taking Gabapentin 600MG 3x/day. This is the end of Day 4 and I am still ...

4 answers 31 May 2016