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What is Lyrica?

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Lyrica (pregabalin) is an FDA-approved drug treatment for fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes long-term, widespread muscle pain and tenderness, trouble sleeping, and overwhelming tiredness.

Lyrica is not an antidepressant. Rather, it is a drug that targets nerve signals. The medicine has long been used to relieve nerve pain in patients with shingles and diabetic neuropathy. It is also used to treat partial seizures.

From: Lyrica for Fibromyalgia Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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WebMD Health News: "Lyrica May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain."

Lyrica web site: "Treatment for Fibromyalgia."

FDA web site: "Living with Fibromyalgia: Drugs Approved to Manage Pain."

Rakel P. and Bope E.T. , Saunders Elsevier. Conn's Current Therapy 2008

Abeles, M. , July 1, 2008.   American Journal of Medicine

News release, Pfizer, June 21, 2007.

Pfizer Patient Information Pamphlet: Lyrica

News release, FDA, June 21, 2007.

Arthritis Foundation web site: "New Fibromyalgia Treatment."

Monthly Prescribing Reference: "Lyrica Approved for Neuropathic Pain Associated with Spinal Cord Injury."

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

SOURCES:

WebMD Health News: "Lyrica May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain."

Lyrica web site: "Treatment for Fibromyalgia."

FDA web site: "Living with Fibromyalgia: Drugs Approved to Manage Pain."

Rakel P. and Bope E.T. , Saunders Elsevier. Conn's Current Therapy 2008

Abeles, M. , July 1, 2008.   American Journal of Medicine

News release, Pfizer, June 21, 2007.

Pfizer Patient Information Pamphlet: Lyrica

News release, FDA, June 21, 2007.

Arthritis Foundation web site: "New Fibromyalgia Treatment."

Monthly Prescribing Reference: "Lyrica Approved for Neuropathic Pain Associated with Spinal Cord Injury."

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

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