Lyrica Capsules (Generic Pregabalin) has a place in the category of medication called as anticonvulsant shows action by communicating with alpha2-delta site in the CNS. It reduces the release of calcium-dependent neurotransmitters, by modifying the calcium channel function. Thus, electric signals from the damaged nerves are concealed and pain signals do not travel to the brain therefore helps in managing several kind of neuropathic pain.
Commercially, Lyrica Capsules is marketed in the dosing range of 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, and 150 mg prepared as capsule dosage form. An individual has to take the medication orally with the assistance of ample amount of water. The dose of this medication differs and depends on the condition of patients therefore the patient should consult the doctor before deciding the dose. For the management of diabetic neuropathy, the starting dose is 50 mg orally 3 times a day and can be changed 100 mg orally 3 times a day within 1 week according to the condition. To overcome Postherpetic Neuralgia the normally used dose is 75 mg orally 2 times a day or 50 mg orally 3 times a day and can be enhanced to 100 mg orally 3 times a day within 1 week based on efficacy and tolerability.
In some individuals this medication can show some unwished effects such as headache, fatigue, drowsiness, infection, blurred vision, dizziness, constipation, confusion, edema, speech disturbance, and increased appetite.
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