question-icon

What is the lethal dosage of Lyrica?

default
Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: Hello there

Im prescribed Lyrica 600mg a day on repeat prescription and most of the time my tablets come in 150mg form

Lately they have been giving them to me in 50mg

I recieved my prescription and took what i thought was 300mg this morning at 9am

I have just took two more at 7:30pm before realising they were back to 150mg tablets so i have consumed 900mg

600mg at 9am this morning and 300mg at 7:30 this evening

I have read that 900mg is a safe dosage but ive also read its an overdose

I just wanted to know an opinion from a doctor
doctor
Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question to HCM.

You describe accidentally taking 900mg total of Lyrica today. I have good news for you -- this is perfectly safe if you're having good renal function.

You may feel a bit more sedated or tired from this, but there are no serious side effects from taking this total dosage. This medication is routinely prescribed at actually much higher doses total, so you are safe.

Try to maintain good hydration by drinking a lot of water and avoid any driving or strenuous activities , keep yourself under careful observation.

In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private link below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private link: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (20 minutes later)
Thank you so much for your reply and advice

I was just a bit worried as i have done my safe handling of medicines at work and i was sure pregabalin lyrica daily allowance was 600mg

Thank you for the continuity of care advice i was not aware of that on here i will be sure to return to you when needed
XXXXX
doctor
Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Followup

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome!

Dr. Sheppe
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe

Psychiatrist

Practicing since :2014

Answered : 2242 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
What is the lethal dosage of Lyrica?

Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question to HCM. You describe accidentally taking 900mg total of Lyrica today. I have good news for you -- this is perfectly safe if you're having good renal function. You may feel a bit more sedated or tired from this, but there are no serious side effects from taking this total dosage. This medication is routinely prescribed at actually much higher doses total, so you are safe. Try to maintain good hydration by drinking a lot of water and avoid any driving or strenuous activities , keep yourself under careful observation. In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private link below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private link: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers