Pregabalin is in the family of GABA analogs, used to prevent seizures and treat nerve pain by slowing down certain signals in the brain. In conjunction with other medications, Lyrica is used to prevent partial onset seizures, in which involuntary muscle contractions take place while the patient is conscious. It is also effective in patients with neuropathic pain, e.g. pain of diabetic neuropathy, spinal cord injury, shingles, and fibromyalgia.
Pregabalin is available in capsules. Usual dose is 75 to 150 mg, twice a day.
Common side effects:
- Blurred vision
- Visual field loss
- Double vision
- Edema (swelling) of hands and feet
- Weight gain
- Dry mouth
Cost of Pregabalin
The price of generic Lyrica varies from $13 to $130 for a bottle of 60 capsules, strength 75 mg. To find the cheapest pharmacy near you and download a coupon, click here.
How to Get a Prescription for Lyrica
Pregabalin is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. It was classified by the FDA as a controlled substance, and as such it generally has to be prescribed by an in-person physician.