Lyrica 25 mg
Lyrica 25 mg
Pfizer first announced on Sep.2, 2004, that Lyrica was approved for the treatment of neuropathic pain on Dec. 31, 2004.
|Lyrica pregabalin 150mg generic||Pain relief|
|£23 – £107|
is a chronic medical condition causing pain, it happens by progressive and chronic nerve disease.
It may also occur as a result of an injury or an infection.
Lyrica 25 mg is used in managing the neuropathic pain caused by diabetes and postherpetic neuralgia (the most famous complication happening after shingles).
It was also approved at the same time for the treatment of partial seizures in adults with epilepsy.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved it as the first drug for treating fibromyalgia. On Jun. 22, 2007.
is a disorder causing musculoskeletal pain with fatigue, sleep, and problems with mood and memory.
It changes the way the brain and spinal cord process pain signals causing amplified painful sensations.
On Jun. 21, 2012, The FDA approved Lyrica for managing neuropathic pain coming after a spinal cord injury.
However, this is not the end of the uses of Lyrica 25 mg, Lyrica also can be used off-label in generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, insomnia, and chronic pain conditions not approved by the FDA.
Generalized anxiety disorder,
also known as GAD, is excessive and exaggerated anxiety and worries for no apparent reason.
Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is marked by an intense and persistent fear of being in some social situations.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health problem characterized by extreme mood swings between mania (high emotional state) and depression (low emotional state), and it was formerly known as manic depression.
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder causing difficulty in falling asleep, difficulty in staying asleep, or waking up too early without the ability to get back to sleep.
So, what is this Lyrica 25 mg?
Lyrica is pregabalin that works by slowing down the impulses causing seizures in the brain and affecting the chemicals sending the pain signals throughout the nervous system.
- Lyrica 25 mg may cause allergy including symptoms such as, hives or blisters on the skin, troubles with breathing, or swelling in the face, mouth, or throat.
- Some patients experience thoughts about suicide while taking Lyrica, so, you have to be alert about any changes in mood or symptoms, and report these changes to your doctor.
- If you are a diabetic patient or if you are having heart problems, call your doctor if you have weight gain or swelling in the limbs while taking Lyrica.
- Lyrica is only approved in patients younger than 18 years old only in managing seizures, and for that also not in patients younger than 1 month old.
- Lyrica 25 mg can temporarily decrease the count of sperms affecting fertility in men.
In animal studies, offspring born to males taking pregabalin were experiencing birth defects, however, it is not known if there are similar effects in humans.
- Controlling seizures during pregnancy is very important, as having a seizure may harm both the mother and the baby, that’s why you should not start or stop taking a new medicine including Lyrica during pregnancy without the consultation of your doctor.
- Don’t drive nor operate hazardous machinery while taking Lyrica until you understand how Lyrica affects you to avoid any accidents.
Before taking Lyrica, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- Lung diseases, such as OPD (obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Mood disorders, such as depression, or suicidal thoughts
- Heart diseases, including congestive heart failure
- Bleeding disorders, or decreased platelets levels in the blood
- Kidney impairment especially if you were on dialysis
- Diabetes, except if you were taking it for neuropathic pain caused by diabetes
- Addiction to alcohol or drugs
- Angioedema (it can arise with hives or without, causing swelling around the face and lips)
- Lyrica 25 mg may interact with other drugs, including those slowing breathing causing serious or dangerous side effects, and they may even lead to death.
You need to tell your doctor before using:
- an opioid, sleeping pills, a cold or allergy medicine, a muscle relaxant, or other medicines for anxiety and seizures.
- Oral diabetic medicines, such as pioglitazone and rosiglitazone
- ACE inhibitors (antihypertensive medicines), such as benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril, or trandolapril.
- Other antiseizure medicines
Other medicines may also get interacted with Lyrica, so make sure to tell your doctor about any drugs you are taking before taking a new one.
Not just drugs, alcohol increases the Lyrica nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and concentration difficulties.
Some patients may even experience thinking and judgment impairment.
Being honest and accurate with the information you are giving to your doctor makes you avoid any dangers from interactions of the drug such as Lyrica 25 mg, and the serious side effects caused as well.