Fibromyalgia Pain Relief | LYRICA® (pregabalin) CV Safety Info
Relieving Fibromyalgia Pain With LYRICA
Fibromyalgia causes a distinct type of pain
Your fibromyalgia pain is different than pain you may experience from a headache or sprained ankle. That's because fibromyalgia is thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain and tenderness.
LYRICA is approved for the management of fibromyalgia
LYRICA is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be taken every day for the management of fibromyalgia. Neither over-the-counter pain relief pills nor prescription narcotics are approved by the FDA for the management of fibromyalgia. LYRICA is not an antidepressant or a narcotic. However, those who have had drug or alcohol problems may be more likely to misuse LYRICA.
LYRICA was the first treatment approved by the FDA for the management of fibromyalgia. There is no generic version of LYRICA.
LYRICA can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain
LYRICA can help relieve chronic widespread pain. In clinical studies, LYRICA was proven to provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain compared with a placebo,so patients felt better and could do more.*
In clinical studies, some patients felt less fibromyalgia pain in as soon as 1 week. For others it took longer.*
LYRICA may provide you with long-lasting relief from chronic widespread pain. In a 6-month trial, most patients who felt significant fibromyalgia pain relief after 3 months of treatment with LYRICA continued to feel pain relief at the end of the trial.
Across all clinical studies, side effects were generally mild to moderate. The 2 most common side effects while taking LYRICA were dizziness and sleepiness. For some people, they went away over time. For others, they lasted throughout the course of the studies.
Other common side effects in these clinical studies included dry mouth, swelling of the hands and feet, blurred vision, weight gain, trouble concentrating, and feeling "high." Learn more about how to take LYRICA and the potential side effects of LYRICA.
*Individual results may vary.
How LYRICA is believed to work
Connected to the muscles are nerves that send messages through the body. For example,a message from the brain telling the arm to move. These messages can also be sensory messages, including pain.
Fibromyalgia is thought to be the result of overactive nerves. These nerves may be responsible for the chronic widespread pain and tenderness of fibromyalgia.
LYRICA is believed to calm overactive nerves. It is unknown exactly how LYRICA works in the body. Animal studies suggest that LYRICA reduces "extra" electrical signals sent out by overactive nerves. The implication of these studies for humans is not known.
Studies have shown that overactive nerves are a result of an imbalance of 3 naturally occurring chemicals in the body. LYRICA is believed to rebalance these chemicals.
Watch how LYRICA is believed to calm overactive nerves.
LYRICA can be taken with other medicines
LYRICA has a low potential for interaction with other medicines. Tell your doctor about all the medicines, vitamins or herbal supplements you take, especially medicines that make you sleepy or any medicines mentioned below:
Help your doctor understand your symptoms. Go to the next page for ideas that you can use to talk about your pain to help determine if you may have fibromyalgia.