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What prescription medicines may interact with Lyrica when treating fibromyalgia?

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Some prescription medicines may interact with Lyrica and may lead to dangerous side effects. Such drugs include:

  • Blood pressure medicines called ACE inhibitors
  • Diabetes medicines Avandia (rosiglitazone) or Actos (pioglitazone)
  • Narcotic pain medicines (such as oxycodone), anxiety medicines (such as lorazepam), and tranquilizers
  • Sleep medicines make you nod off, and Lyrica can cause drowsiness. Combining the two can be dangerous.

From: Lyrica for Fibromyalgia Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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 4, 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 4, 2018

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