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. Had it for 5 years and has gotten worse. I recently saw an answer about Lyrica and other medications or vitamins that contain ,,, iron,magnesium,copper,and other metals. this person or doctor said these would interfere with the potiency of Lyrica. I can't find that article and I believe I would have to take less dosage if I were to cut out these metals which are in vitamins I take. If someone could inlighten me on it would be a life saver. Even with the doses I take I still have some pain and afraid to take more than what I take now.. thanks tmystr
I'm sorry to inform you that I am unfamiliar with the article you are describing.
please contact your doctor ask him/her your questions & follow his recommendations.
Madhup Joshi, MD
May I ask why both Lyrica and Gabapentin? They are essentially the same medication. Some find less side effects with one over the other - it just depends. I know I had to do a prior authorization showing I had tried Gabapentin, plus others, before my prescription insurance would pay for Lyrica. I'm sorry I can't help with answering your question - perhaps try a google search. Seems everything anymore is accessible online. Regards - ElizaJane
Hi tmystr. How are you feeling today?
I haven't taken Lyrica, but my docs want me to change from Gabapentin to Lyrica. There are 4 docs involved. All of them told me I absolutely cannot take both Lyrica and Gabapentin. I really don't know why because I'm so ignorant I didn't ask any of them. But, I will now. If you can, then I don't know why I can't. I'm sorry I didn't read the article you're talking about. I take 2400 mg of Gab a day. and am taking it for pain
I found this on the Lyrica website:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins or herbal supplements.
You might want to check this site out
This info is from drugs.com (of course our favorite and informative site:
Lyrica Drug Interactions - Drugs.com Lyrica (pregabalin) Drug Interactions Drug Interactions (579) Alcohol / Food Interactions (1) A total of 579 drugs (3470 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Lyrica (pregabalin) . 4 major drug interactions 573 moderate drug interactions 2 minor drug...
I wish I could be more help. I'm sure my docs have some explaining to do.
Thank you for asking this question. I've learned a lot about the fact that are iron, copper and a lot more supplements in Lyrica.
God bless you, tymstr.
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