Lyrica and Gabapentin

March 4, 2023

Lyrica (pregabalin) is an antiseizure drug that is used to prevent and treat convulsions, anxiety, and nerve pain. How it works is still unclear, but it is known to lower the amount of calcium entering nerve cells. Neurontin (gabapentin) mimics gamma amino butyric acid (GABA), with a similar way of acting, lowering excitability of nerve cells. It is used to treat the same maladies as pregabalin, as well as migraine attacks. While Lyrica is a controlled medication, gabapentin is not controlled in most states of the US.

Doses of Lyrica and Gabapentin

  • Lyrica (pregabalin) 75mg to 150mg twice per day, by mouth
  • Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg to 600mg three times a day, by mouth

Common side effects 

  • Lyrica (pregabalin)
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
  • Swollen hands and feet
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Accidents and injuries
  • Weight gain
  • Neurontin (gabapentin)
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Poor coordination
  • Tiredness
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Uncontrolled eye movements
  • Shaking tremors


The price of Lyrica (pregabalin) ranges from $13 to $122 for 60 capsules, strength 75 mg. To find the least expensive pharmacy near you, and get a coupon, click here.

The price of Neurontin (gabapentin) ranges from $8 to $21 for a bottle of 60 capsules, strength 300 mg. To find the least expensive pharmacy near you, and get a coupon, click here.

How to obtain a prescription for gabapentin

Gabapentin is a prescription medication that requires the approval of a physician or other licensed prescriber. QuickMD can prescribe gabapentin online in most states through phone or video consultation.

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