Who should not take Lyrica?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • suicidal thoughts
  • drug abuse
  • depression
  • a decrease in sharpness of vision called reduced visual acuity
  • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
  • chronic heart failure
  • sudden and serious symptoms of heart failure called acute decompensated heart failure
  • decreased lung function
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • weight gain
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • muscle pain or tenderness with increase creatine kinase
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3A (moderate)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3B (moderate)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 4 (severe)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
  • kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function

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