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Lyrica (pregabalin): Side Effects and Dosing

Overview of Lyrica (pregabalin) dosing and common or serious side effects.

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Today in the second of three presentations, we continue reviewing Lyrica, and information about it's dosing and side effects.

Effective doses for Lyrica will vary for each patient.

Lyrica comes in a capsule and is taken by mouth.

It is FDA-approved for use in adults, but not children.

Lyrica is usually taken in 2 or 3 doses per day.

It may be taken with or without food.

Higher doses may result in greater side effects, so Lyrica treatment is often started at a lower dose, and slowly increased over a week.

Common side effects reported with Lyrica include: dizziness and drowsiness, blurred vision, weight gain or swelling, and dry mouth.

Serious, but uncommon or rare side effects may include: allergic reactions, angioedema, thoughts of suicide, and swelling in the hands, legs, and feet that may be worsened if certain diabetes drugs are taken in combination with Lyrica.

Angioedema is a swelling of the face, mouth and neck that may interfere with breathing.

If this should occur, patients should stop taking Lyrica immediately and seek emergency help.

Thank you for joining us at for a brief review of Lyrica. Please refer to our patient and professional information, drug interaction checker, and additional tools on

Patients with a concern about the use of Lyrica should consult with their health care provider.

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