Lyrica 150mg Capsule
Lyrica 150mg Capsule
Lyrica 150mg Capsule
Lyrica 150mg Capsule

Lyrica 150mg Capsule

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Lyrica 150 MG Description

Lyrica Capsule is used to treat nerve-related pain (neuropathic pain) associated with spinal cord injury, trauma or other degenerative disorders. It contains pregabalin as its main ingredient. This me...
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ContainsPregabalin(150.0 Mg)
UsesNeuropathic pain
Side effectsDizziness, sleepiness, headache
ClassificationDRUGS FOR PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
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Uses of Lyrica 150 MG

  • For the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain, a condition of an abnormal painful sensation in different body parts due to damage in a part of the brain responsible for sensing the external stimuli...
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  • For the management of chronic condition characterised by pain and stiffness in the muscle, joints and tendons known as fibromyalgia syndrome.
  • As adjunctive therapy for adult patients with partial-onset seizures (characterised by abnormal electrical activity in only one part of the brain).

Contraindications of Lyrica 150 MG

If you are allergic to pregabalin or any other ingredients of the Lyrica Capsule.

Side effects of Lyrica 150 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea

Precautions and Warnings of Lyrica 150 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Lyrica Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited safety information available about the use of this medicine during pregnancy. Use effective contraception if you are a woman of childbearing age and taking this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Lyrica Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
Pregabalin passes into the breastmilk, but its effect on the breastfed baby is unknown. Thus, your doctor will decide whether to discontinue the breastfeeding or to discontinue the treatment with the Lyrica Capsule depending upon the benefits of the medicine for a nursing mother.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the Lyrica Capsule?
A:
Lyrica Capsule has minor or moderate influence on your ability to drive. It may blur your vision and make you dizzy and sleepy, thus you should be cautious or avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Lyrica Capsule?
A:
There is no interaction known between alcohol and this medicine. However, consuming alcohol for long period can lead to damage to your nerves. Consult your doctor if drink too often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop an allergic reaction like bumps, itching, swelling around your face and other body parts or difficulty in breathing after taking the Lyrica Capsule, immediately seek medical help.
  • You have a heart problem or you are diabetic or have kidney function problems.
  • You are above 60 years of age or have any respiratory disorders.
  • Lyrica Capsule can cause dizziness and this can lead to accidental injury (fall) in elderly patients. Be cautious if you are an elderly patient or giving this medicine to an elderly patient.
  • You are experiencing vision problems or dizziness and sleepiness, stomach discomfort, constipation, etc.
  • You experience suicidal thoughts, talk to your doctor immediately.
  • You have a history of fits.
  • Do not stop this medicine abruptly, your doctor shall gradually decrease the dose.
  • Lyrica Capsule is not recommended in patients below 18 years of age.

Mode of Action of Lyrica 150 MG

How Does It Work?

Pregabalin in the Lyrica Capsule works by reducing the release of a chemical (neurotransmitter) in the brain responsible for the sensation of pain.

Directions for Use of Lyrica 150 MG

Lyrica Capsule should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It can be taken with or without food. It would be best i...
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Interactions of Lyrica 150 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Sometimes the Lyrica Capsule may affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may affect how the Lyrica Capsule works if taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Especially, if you are taking medicines for brain-related disorders or calmness of the brain, as it can cause sleepiness or dizziness.
  • Medicines like oxycodone used for serious painful conditions if taken along can lead to a loss of memory and the ability to perform normal physical movements.

Storage and disposal of Lyrica 150 MG

  • Store the Lyrica Capsule below 30°C protected from light and moisture.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Lyrica 150 MG

Overdose

Symptoms of an overdose are similar to common side effects like sleepiness, restlessness, irritation, etc. If you think you have taken too much of the Lyrica Capsule contact your doctor immediately or...
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Missed a Dose

Do not take a double dose of the Lyrica Capsule, if you have missed a dose, take the next dose as soon as you remember. If it is already time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your n...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Lyrica Capsule a normal painkiller?

A: No, Lyrica Capsule belongs to class of anti-seizure medicine and a structural derivative of a chemical messenger GABA. It is used to treat pain associated with nerve damage. This kind of pain is not relieved by normal painkillers.

Q: Can I stop taking the Lyrica Capsule on my own?

A: No, you should not stop taking the Lyrica Capsule on your own even if you feel better. Your doctor will decide when to stop this or reduce the dose. Also, your doctor will gradually decrease the dose before stopping it.

Q: What is neuropathic pain and how is it different from muscle pain?

  • Neuropathic pain occurs due to damage or injury of the nerves responsible for transferring information to the brain and spinal cord from the skin, muscles and other body parts. Typically the pain feel...
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Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2021 | 09:10 PM (IST)

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