Lyrica (pregabalin): Important Precautions for Its Use

September 12, 2019 posted by


Hello and welcome to “VideoScript”, presented
by Drugs.com. Today in the final of three presentations,
we continue reviewing Lyrica, known by the generic name of pregabalin. We will review
some precautions that are important for the use of Lyrica. Kidney function should be determined prior
to treatment with Lyrica. Patients with impaired kidney function should receive reduced doses
as outlined in the package labeling. Lyrica may cause drowsiness, dizziness and
blurred vision. Patients should be cautious doing any activities that require mental alertness
until the effects of Lyrica are known. Patients should avoid the use of alcohol or
other drugs that suppress the central nervous system, as this may be additive to the effects
of Lyrica. If Lyrica treatment must be discontinued,
it should be slowly tapered over at least one week to avoid adverse effects. Therapy
should not be abruptly stopped. If you use Lyrica for seizure control, and
discontinue the drug rapidly, the risk for seizures may increase. Thank you for joining us at Drugs.com for
a brief review of Lyrica. Please refer to our patient and professional information,
drug interaction checker, and additional tools on Drugs.com. Patients with a concern about the use of Lyrica
should consult with their health care provider. Visit drugs.com/Lyrica for more information

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