I've been prescribed lyrica but yet to have taken it I'm already on venaflaxin and propananol. i'm frightened of taking the new med i've suffered from depression and anxiety for well over 15 years but lately over the past 6 months it has been really bad. my doc has told me to start on a low dose but do i take it at the same time as my other meds or space it i'm worried about side effects
lyrica is a good medication, non addicting, the only problem i had with it was blurry vision. here i'll post side effects for you.
Side Effects of Lyrica - for the Consumer
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Lyrica:
Blurred vision; changes in sexual function; constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; gas; headache; increased appetite; lightheadedness; stomach pain; trouble concentrating; weight gain.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Lyrica:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, unusual hoarseness); burning, numbness, or tingling of the hands, feet, or skin; chest pain; confusion; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; inability to control urination; loss of coordination; memory loss; muscle aches, pain, tenderness, or weakness (especially if this occurs with a fever or general feeling or discomfort); new or unusual skin sores; new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, anxiety, depression, restlessness, irritability, panic attacks, feeling "high," behavior changes, suicidal thoughts or attempts); new or worsening seizures; reddened, blistered, swollen, or peeling skin; shortness of breath or wheezing; speaking problems; sudden, unexplained weight gain; swelling of the hands, feet, or ankles; tremor; trouble sleeping; trouble walking; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision changes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
The following link lists the side effects for Lyrica:
As far as when you take the medication, it does not matter whether you take together or space it out. These meds reach a steady level in the blood and as long as you continue taking will maintain that level. As long as the meds were prescibed by the same doctor or all doctors know what you are taking you should be alright.
There following interactions may happen between your medications:
As long as you are aware of the effects of the interactions, you should be just fine to take as prescribed.
your doc knows what you already take and so if you are scared ask him, but if he gave it to you along with the other scripts, youshould be fine. I kno what it is like to be scared of a new script but if your doc gsve it to you he thought it would improve you as a whole. ALso when you fill your script there will be a pharmasist and papers that can and will explain everything.You can also look up the percentafe of bad interactions on on, or one drug mixed with others online and that may be helpful.
hope you do and feel well
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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