i take 100mg of lyrica 2 x's a day. but i have noticed that if I take an additional pill when i am really hurting, it relly resolves my pain. I would like to know if it would be possible to take 200mg 2x's a day
Hey sherri huff,
While the maximum recommended dose of Lyrica is 300 mgs a day (100mgs three times a day), the literature explains the following:
Patients who do not experience sufficient pain relief following 2 to 4 weeks of treatment with 300 mg/day, and who are able to tolerate LYRICA, may be treated with up to 300 mg two times a day, or 200 mg three times a day (600 mg/day). In view of the dose-dependent adverse reactions and the higher rate of treatment discontinuation due to adverse reactions, reserve dosing above 300 mg/day for those patients who have on-going pain and are tolerating 300 mg daily.
So this may be an option for you. Best to discuss this with the doctor.
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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