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Lyrica

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4.7
3.9  Effectiveness
7.5  Side Effects
5.3  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 14 Lyrica side effects and 3 Lyrica benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is Pregabalin and Brand Name is Lyrica.
The active ingredients of this medication is pregabalin and Inactive ingredients are lactose monohydrate, cornstarch.
Lyrica is manufactured by Pfizer, Inc.
Mainly used in treating fibromyalgia or nerve pain caused by certain conditions (eg, shingles, diabetic nerve problems).
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Effectiveness of Lyrica by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Lyrica, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 18.8% 14.1% 45.3% 20.3% 1.6%
Balance/Equilibrium 24.6% 23.1% 44.6% 6.2% 1.5%
Blood Pressure 8.5% 5.1% 81.4% 3.4% 1.7%
Breathing 5.1% 10.2% 79.7% 3.4% 1.7%
Confidence 16.1% 16.1% 54.8% 8.1% 4.8%
Coordination/Motor Skills 21.9% 23.4% 45.3% 4.7% 4.7%
Digestion 5% 25% 61.7% 6.7% 1.7%
Emotional Well-being 14.3% 17.5% 39.7% 17.5% 11.1%
Energy 20.6% 22.2% 38.1% 15.9% 3.2%
Eyesight 17.7% 19.4% 53.2% 4.8% 4.8%
Memory 20.3% 25% 46.9% 3.1% 4.7%
Mental Clarity 23.4% 29.7% 37.5% 4.7% 4.7%
Pain 16.4% 9.8% 29.5% 23% 21.3%
Patience 9.8% 19.7% 47.5% 18% 4.9%
Sexual Health 24.6% 9.8% 55.7% 6.6% 3.3%
Skin Complexion 8.2% 14.8% 75.4% 1.6% 0%
Sleep 9.7% 16.1% 30.6% 30.6% 12.9%
Stress Level 19.4% 12.9% 46.8% 14.5% 6.5%
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Commonly Reported Lyrica Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 87% 1.9% 5.6% 0% 5.6%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Anxiety 93.8% 0% 0% 6.2% 0%
Apathy / Indifference 0% 50% 0% 50% 0%
Appetite Loss 83.3% 5.6% 5.6% 0% 5.6%
Bleeding 76.5% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9%
Blurred Vision 56.2% 12.5% 12.5% 6.2% 12.5%
Breathing Difficulties 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 45% 0% 15% 20% 20%
Change in Weight 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Chills 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Cold Symptoms 85.7% 0% 7.1% 7.1% 0%
Concentration / Focus Problems 0% 0% 50% 0% 50%
Confusion 78.6% 0% 0% 14.3% 7.1%
Constipation 60.5% 11.6% 14% 4.7% 9.3%
Coordination / Balance Problems 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Cough 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Depression 65.1% 7% 7% 4.7% 16.3%
Diarrhea 76.7% 10% 3.3% 3.3% 6.7%
Difficulty Urinating 59.4% 9.4% 15.6% 9.4% 6.2%
Dizziness 43.5% 17.7% 12.9% 6.5% 19.4%
Drowsiness 41.9% 14.5% 14.5% 17.7% 11.3%
Dry Mouth 36.5% 13.5% 28.8% 7.7% 13.5%
Energy Loss 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Fatigue 45% 16.7% 6.7% 16.7% 15%
Fever 90% 0% 2.5% 2.5% 5%
Gas 71.4% 0% 21.4% 0% 7.1%
Headache 58.3% 11.7% 15% 5% 10%
High Blood Pressure 86.7% 0% 6.7% 6.7% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 0% 50% 0% 0% 50%
Insomnia 71% 9.7% 9.7% 0% 9.7%
Irregular Heartbeat 78.6% 0% 7.1% 7.1% 7.1%
Itching 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Lethargy 51.9% 14.8% 3.7% 18.5% 11.1%
Mood Swings 68.8% 0% 6.2% 18.8% 6.2%
Movement Problems 60% 20% 4% 12% 4%
Muscle Cramping 78.6% 7.1% 7.1% 7.1% 0%
Muscle Spasms 68% 12% 8% 4% 8%
Nausea 61.4% 14% 8.8% 3.5% 12.3%
Sensitivity to Light 78.6% 7.1% 7.1% 7.1% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 71.4% 0% 7.1% 14.3% 7.1%
Slow Breathing 84% 4% 8% 0% 4%
Slow Heartbeat 92% 0% 4% 0% 4%
Stomach Ache 78.6% 7.1% 0% 7.1% 7.1%
Sweating 60% 15% 15% 5% 5%
Swelling 50% 11.1% 16.7% 16.7% 5.6%
Tremors 72.4% 6.9% 6.9% 3.4% 10.3%
Vomiting 88.9% 5.6% 5.6% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Lyrica Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Acne 73.3% 6.7% 13.3% 0% 6.7%
Addiction 86.7% 3.3% 3.3% 0% 6.7%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 33.3% 33.3% 0% 33.3% 0%
Change in Weight 60% 0% 40% 0% 0%
Chest Pain 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confusion 46.9% 28.1% 6.2% 9.4% 9.4%
Coordination / Balance Problems 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Cough 77.3% 9.1% 4.5% 4.5% 4.5%
Delirium 93.1% 0% 0% 3.4% 3.4%
Disorientation 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Double Vision 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Elevated Cholesterol Level 72.2% 5.6% 0% 16.7% 5.6%
Energy Loss 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 40% 20% 20% 6.7% 13.3%
Hallucinations 82.4% 0% 11.8% 0% 5.9%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Increased Appetite 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Increased Urination 66.7% 6.7% 13.3% 6.7% 6.7%
Lethargy 33.3% 0% 50% 0% 16.7%
Mouth Sores 78.9% 10.5% 5.3% 0% 5.3%
Movement Problems 80% 0% 0% 0% 20%
Muscle / Joint Pain 40% 20% 0% 0% 40%
Muscle Spasms 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Rapid Heartbeat 66.7% 13.3% 6.7% 0% 13.3%
Reduced Libido 63.3% 6.7% 23.3% 3.3% 3.3%
Slow Reflexes 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Slurred Speech 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 83.3% 5.6% 0% 5.6% 5.6%
Sweating 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Tremors 60% 13.3% 13.3% 6.7% 6.7%
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Episodes since taking Lyrica
Since taking Lyrica Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 2.1%
Blindness 1.1%
Fall 10.6%
Hallucination 4.3%
Hospitalization 6.4%
Seizure 2.1%
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User Comments about Lyrica
24 Dec 2016 Minor decrease in neuropathic pain after 8 years of usage. Significant weight gain of 20% in body weight.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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07 Jun 2015 It took some time to adjust the medication. The initial dose was too high for me. I was crying, upset and had not motivation to be active. After the dose was lowered, my happiness returned but some of the pain as returned too.
   —Posted by HuffinTL
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25 Jan 2014 I had a disectomy for a prolapsed disc, 8 weeks ago, but left with scar tissue that is still there. The surgeon is going to review in another 8 weeks, but I have to go back to work after being off for 5 months. I want to take something that will help me get through the working day without felling like I am hallucinating, and wobling about. I also want to get a good sleep which I am not doing on the Lyrica
   —Posted by Julie
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11 Jul 2013 a year of stomach problems followed by 3 weeks in itensive care with acute pancreatitis
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05 Dec 2012 Lyrica reduced the pain associated with my anklosing spondylytis when other therapies had failed. I had tingling, numbness, pain, and very limited movement in my arms and legs from A.S. after developing 6 moderate sized bone spurs on my cervical spine. It was severely limiting my ability to have any sort of life. I have tried almost every form of pain killer from OTC to narcotics with very limited effects. Lyrica works differently and I find that I can be RELATIVELY pain free. It does not totally eliminate the pain but what it does is make it bearable so that I can function. I could take more of it according to my doctor but I am more comfortable taking the lowest possible dose. I have noticed that I have no more tingling, very little numbness, and a greatly expanded range of motion without pain. I highly recommend this drug! Thanks www.all-generic-drugs.com
   —Posted by Lyraa
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