Pregabalin

What is Pregabalin?

Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults.

Questions and answers on "Pregabalin"

If a person has pnumonia can they continue to take pregabalin? Patient slightly delusionary.

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Brief Answer:
Pregabalin can be used in pneumonia

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Yes, pregabalin can be used in pneumonia.

However, if the patient is acutely confused then pregabalin should be avoided as it is associated with confusion, disorientation and dizziness....

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I have worn out joint facets in my neck and I have been prescribed Gabapentin. Is this the best drug for the pain caused through this problem?

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Hi.
I am Dr Mittal.
I have read your message.
I think I can help you.

Amongst the medicines available for the condition, 2 drugs are best prescribed. one of the 2 is gabapentin. the other is pregabalin.

the 2 are almost equally effective. I however prefer...

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my son was addicated to pain killers the doctor just prescribed tramatol is this a safe drug for him to take

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Brief Answer:
It is better to avoid tramadol for your son.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Scashio
Thanks for writing to us

I think it is better to avoid tramadol for your son.Long term use of high doses of tramadol may cause physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms.

He can be prescribed Pregabalin...

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what other medication is used for neuropathic pain

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what other pain relief can you get for neuropathic pain




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Brief Answer:
Gabapentin, Pregabalin, Duloxetine, Amitriptyline

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First line therapies for neuropathic pain include two main groups. One group is the one including anticonvulsants. The two main alternatives in this group are Gabapentin and...

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Dr. divakara, my doctor put me on lyrica for my burning sensation on my feet.

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Brief Answer:
LYRICA PREGABALIN

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Lyrica contains pregabalin. It is used in neuropathic pain especially related to diabetic neuropathy. It can be started at a lower dose of 75 mg initially at night after meal. The dose can be adjusted...

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The ring finger and little finger on my left hand have been numb for 3 days now. There its no other pain or discomfort in the hand, the problem goes away and comes back randomly.

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Hi,

Thanks for your query.

This may be due to the ulnar nerve involvement.

If there is any history of in the medial side of your upper limb or if you are putting pressure in the course of nerve then that may cause the problem. The symptoms may be due to vitamin deficiency also.

You can try...

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Thank you for responding Dr. XXXXXXX
So she must take either of these pregabalin, gabapentin, amitriptyline along with pain killer and muscle relaxants and consult a physiotherapist.
right? for how many days, could you please suggest?
Also, i have few latest MRI reports of my mother, will attach the reports to this profile shortly.

thanks again for your response.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Happy to have helped you

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX I am happy to have helped you. Yes, she should take either pregabalin, gabapentin, amitriptyline with pain killers and muscle relaxants.
Physiotherapy should be done.
All this should be continued for at least 4 weeks for the...

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Are there other drugs that would be similar to Lyica? I took Gabapentin for 1year & was having major memory problems with, but the price if Lyrica is throwing me into the 'donut hole" price with my insuramce.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
In US, generic version of lyrica (Pregabalin) are not available.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you.

I have noted your details. Lyrica (pregabalin) is the only brand available in USA. Generic...

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I am fused from c2 to t2 with instrumentation both anterior and posterior. I am having sharp pain in left ear and left muscle behind ear now for a good say 6 months. Started something stabbing me in my ear now the muscle is spasums are driving me crazy. It has been 14 yrs since last surgery on neck I have been off ms contin now since January. Do not will not go back on ms contin. Have cage packed with donar bone in front and 2 metal rods in back w/5 screws on ea rod. I think it could be TMJ.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
pain can be due to nerve compression.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have read your query.
There is possibility of nerve compression leading to ear pain and muscle pain.
due to extensive instrumentation mobility is lost and over long years fibrosis occurs.
I will advise you neurotropic...

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I have itching,burning & pain in left foot. The last 3 toes. It hurts really bad. On the under side of foot.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Symptoms are suggestive of peripheral neuropathy

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms. These symptoms are suggestive of peripheral neuropathy, a disease of nerves located in skin. The diagnosis can be confirmed by neurological examination...

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Recent questions on  Pregabalin

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Dear Sir, I am 37 Years old, my weight 65kg, I am suffering from diabetes last 10 years & Cholesterol from 6 years now Neuropathic pain also. I am taking Diamicron MR30 mg (1 times/day) & galvusmet 50/1000 ( 2 times/day) for diabetes and Fenogal for Cholesterol, Lyrica 75mg, Neurobion,last 1 month before my Fasting Blood Sugar level is- 120mg, S. T. Cholestrol-163, S. Triglyceride-102, S. Creatinine-1.1 now my problem is hand, finger & elbows pain foot burning both legs, head pain on the top, Please let me know if there are any side effects for long time taking medicines Lyrica & Fenogal for normalizing the lipid profile. Please I need your help to overcome this problems. Thanks. Nasir

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Dear Dr., I had varicose veins operation 7 years ago. After that my legs pain. My doctor told it is neurological pain. He prescribed me Lyrica 75 mg 1 OD. But still my legs pain. I am unable to walk too long. Can U please help me. My age is 47, wt: 60 kg, ht: 5.7 ft, No diabetics, No BP. No other illness. Thank you.

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I am using under my doctor s advice Norspan 20 mg patches & Lyrica 75 mg. I have reduced my Norspan from 20mg plus 10 mg per week and Lyrica 600 mg daily to try to combat a feeling of constant tiredness, but to no effect. I am taking these drugs because of a diagnosis many years ago of CFS & Fibrimyalgia, not exacerbated by Spinal Stenosis an d collapsing Disks. A surgeon opperated on L#-$-% clamping rods to these vertebrae, but the pain has only become worse. I have CAD CABGs in 1981, 1997 & a Stent in 2006. I have some lung problems as well as complex Apneas. I have Atrial Fibrilation with my puilse rate jumping anywhere from 200 to 30 bpm. IO now have a pacemaker inserted to keep my lower level at about 70. I will bne 80 on Dec. 7 My Total Cholesterol is around 5.0 or lower (Au). I have Type II Diabetes. I am wondering is there is any prospect of my doctor prescribing any pain killers more effective than my current treatment. My BP is usually between 100 & 127 over between 50 & 60. I take a low dose (4mg) of perindopril. Regards Bill Pil;grim

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Hi, I m a male 54 years of age, I ve had surgery on my neck 3 years ago, I m on pain killers such as OxyContin , endone, Luvox , lyrica, and Valium, ocasionily , I ve recently noticed swelling around my anckles and left eye for no reason, kind regards

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My entire right arm keeps falling asleep whenever I sleep, regardless of my position. This has been happening for over a week. I have a history of both stroke and neuropathy. I am a 54 yr old woman.

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Since yesterday, I have a sharp pain in my right leg at the knee, and above, and the right buttock. It s sharp, stabbing pain in the knee and buttock. Nothing seems to help it (e.g. Ibuprofen , changing position (standing, sitting, laying,...

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I am on 10-325 Percocet for back cronic back pain . It doesn't work any more. What would be the next step up to ask my doctor for?

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