Lyrica treats the medical problem of neuropathic pain. The pain that can be caused due to the damage to the nerves of the people especially in the people with diabetes, spinal cord injury, and herpes zoster. Lyrica is also used to treat certain types of seizures especially partial onset seizures. It is also helpful in providing relief to the people with Fibromyalgia.
How Lyrica (50, 75, 100, 200, 150, 300 mg) works in the body?
Lyrica is enfolded with an active ingredient named as Pregabalin. Lyrica cuts off the pain sensation pathway to the brain by building a connection with the calcium channel of the nerves. Lyrica by slows down the impulses causing seizures by creating a modification in the release of neurotransmitters.
How much dose of Lyrica (50, 75, 100, 200, 150, 300 mg) is needed?
The dose of Lyrica available in the standards of 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg and 300 mg.
The dose for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Starting dose to treat pain in a diabetic patient is 50 mg three times a day. The maximum dose should not cross the limit of 100 mg three times a day, i.e. 300 mg per day.
The dose for Partial Onset Seizures: Starting dose for partial onset seizures is 150 mg, taken either 75 mg twice a day or 50 mg thrice a day. The dose can be exceeded to a limit of 600 mg per day.
The dose for Fibromyalgia: The treatment can be initiated with the dose of Lyrica 75 mg taken two times a day. Within an interval of 7 days, the dose is extended to 150 mg two times a day. If the patient does not show a positive result, the dose is added up with 225 mg twice a day.
The dose for Spinal cord injury: The dose effective to treat neuropathic pain associated with Spinal cord injury is 150 to 600 mg/day. The initial dose begins at 75 mg twice per day and this dose can be increased to 150 mg two times a day within a week period.
What can be the incompatible factors with Lyrica?
Lyrica medicine is not appropriate to be taken in the disease state such as congestive heart failure, kidney disorder, bleeding disorder or low levels of platelets in the body. The Lyrica medicine is not meant for the patient who had any history of depression, suicidal thoughts, or drug abuse, and diabetic unless taking Lyrica for diabetic neuropathy
Which drugs change the effects of Lyrica?
- Any medicine used for the treatment of cold, narcotic pain, depression boosts up the effect of dizziness or sleepiness when taken along with Lyrica.
- Sleeping pills, sedatives, and muscle relaxers should not be taken along with Lyrica medication.
- Medicines use in the treatment of heart or blood pressure (e.g. Benazepril, Ramipril, and Lisinopril) is to be contradicted with the use of Lyrica
- Rosiglitazone and its derivatives are not suitable to intake while the medication with Lyrica is going on.
What are the advised precautionary tips with Lyrica (50, 75, 100, 200, 150, 300 mg)?
- A man should not be on the medication with Lyrica if he is trying to become a father to a child.
- A pregnant woman and breastfeeding mothers should not rely on Lyrica as this can produce harm to the baby.
- A child younger than the age of 18 years should not put up on Lyrica medicine for treatment of neuropathy pain.
- Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking during the period of medical treatment with Lyrica.
- Do not drive and operate heavy machinery after the intake of Lyrica as Lyrica can cause dizziness
What can be the side issues with Lyrica (50, 75, 100, 200, 150, 300 mg)?
Fewer less serious side effects of Lyrica are dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, breast swelling, loss of concentration, memory loss, tremors, dry mouth, blurred vision, swollen hands and feet, muscle cramps, and slight weight gain.