What is Pregablin and what is used for?
Pregabalin is a prescription drug. It comes in three forms: a capsule, a solution, and an extended-release tablet. All forms are taken by mouth. Pregabalin oral capsule is available as the brand-name drug Lyrica. It isn’t available as a generic drug. Pregabalin oral capsule may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications.
Pregabalin is a controlled substance. Your doctor will closely monitor your use of this drug. Pregabalin oral capsule is used to treat neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. It’s also used to treat partial onset seizures when taken with other seizure drugs
How it works
Pregabalin belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
It isn’t known exactly how pregabalin works. It’s believed to work by calming the damaged or overactive nerves in your body that may cause pain or seizures.
What are the side effects of this drug?
Pregabalin oral capsule can cause:
- Trouble concentrating
- Blurry vision
- Dry mouth
- Weight gain
- Swelling of your hands or feet
Pregabalin may interact with other medications
Pregabalin oral capsule can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or a PillDoctor pharmacist.