Lyrica generic name

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2107676 tn?1388973859 Your explanation of pregabalin vs. name brand Lyrica makes perfect sense, Pat, from what I've read. Seems as if Pfizer's patent is pretty much "locked in" until late 2018 which means only the ingredient "pregabalin" can be generically produced....NOT a generic likeness of the EXACT same drug. This may interest you: 'Is Pregabalin a Generic Lyrica?" "No, it isn't. Pregabalin is the active ingredient in Lyrica, not a generic version of the drug.
Avatar m tn How do you pay for Lyrica?, I take one 75 MG in a.m and one 75mg at noon and two 75mg's at bedtime for treatment of FMS and it's costing me $384 a month.
Avatar f tn m in the same boat except I cannot take the generic I have to have Lyrica. With the others I have trouble breathing. I have a damaged spinal nerve root from a failed fusion. An epidural did help way more than a nerve block. I also take tizanidine and hydrocodone. I used a E-stem and Dragontree (online) have some awesome pain patches. Carry on.
14548893 tn?1435103687 When I took it I hardly could remember my name. I had a stubborn doctor, and you have to titrate off Lyrica. Do NOT just stop taking it. Slowly reduce dosage if you have to go off it. I had such a terrible time on it I can't watch the tv ads for it. As I said, that was me and it is different for everyone. Best of Luck.
Avatar f tn I take nuerontin regularly. It was originally prescribed for my tingling in my legs. It does help it a lot. It also helps with the burning sensation pain that I get. So yes it does help the numbness and tingling. You could always try it for a while and see how it works for you. I think it would be worth a shot. It's generic name is Gabapentin. I only get the generic from my pharmacy but it is the same.
Avatar m tn 50 mg and yea motrin 800 doesn't work for me either and is rough on my stomach but mobic(that's the non generic name for meloxicam) is only 15mg and doesn't bother my stomach.
5333788 tn?1366569346 Was told that I was going through withdrawal symptoms from the Lyrica. Can this be possible even though I was taking Lyrica for a short period of time? Sorry if this does not make sense. Have been seen by a few doctor's, gone through many tests, the list goes on........
1134609 tn?1269272200 ----I stabilized completely last summer and I was on the brand name version of the medication. When I switched over to the generic, I started having problems and had to increased the dose from 900mgs to 1600mgs over the space of a few months. Any changes in the dosages over this time dropped me into a deep depression and I HAD to drop the dosage many times because it was agitating me. I just assumed it was because I was adjusting to the medication.
1805240 tn?1317228731 Lyrica is sometimes considered a stronger form of gabapentin. Gabapentin is generic for Neurontin and Lyrica is brand name for Pregabalin. There have been several posts online from patients taking Lyrica, saying that the side effects are more severe than with Gabapentin. I have never tried Lyrica so I don't know if that would be the case for me. Everyone is different though.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder. I have been on four different medications; the first one was Lexapro, which made me extremely tired, then Cymbalta which made me extremely paranoid, a generic version of Zoloft, I can't remember the name which I gained 15 to 20 pounds before I realized it was the medicine, and the latest one is fluoxetine(? generic Prozac) which doesn't appear to be helping, I'm still anxious (crabby) so I went off that one as well.
Avatar f tn Is it the generic version that is the problem should I ask for name brand? Also I heard that switching around the opiates might Guelph like take Demerol one week then back to Percoset so my body doesn't build up a tolerance to one or the other. Is that a thing? Is my dosage on par or to little? Why has my pain gotten worse what should I do?
Avatar m tn It was too expensive then but they now make a generic Lyrica. It really helped with my fibromyalgia before but it doesn't seem to be as effective now. How long were you on it?
Avatar f tn yes, i swear by the drug gabapentin is the generic name for it.. i took it this last time i detoxed and it helped me so much.. I still had mild withdrawal symptoms just some small achieness and sneezes.. and some RLS every now and then..But it does help so much oh and it helps with the anxiousness so much.. Well if there is anything els you would like to know , please don't hesitate to pm me .. Talk to you soon and take care..
591546 tn?1244636545 My doctor says he doesn't like the way lyrica works so he prescribed Cymbalta ( an anti-depressant even though i'm not depressed) and Soma ( a muscle relaxant) I have to say, the combination has done wonderul things to help treat my pain from fybro, Txsilver is so right, don't just sit back and take the pain, County Hospitals have to treat you and with generic ( although I'm not sure cymbalta has a generic yet) you might find payment options that you can live with. Best of luck!
Avatar f tn d like to make the switch from this effete, ersatz, generic fluoxetine 80 mg/day to Vivactil (brand only, not the generic protriptyline), because the change can take place almost as once -- no washout periods to disable my functioning completely that I have read about, yet. I was just wondering if anyone felt like posting how they extol the virtues of Vivactil -- good experiences, troubles, complications, or even people who hated it!
Avatar n tn hello naomi, i have been on lyrica or pregabaline as i call it,, and it does help a lot with atn,try a higher dose (over 500mg a day) and that will ease it a bit, you could also try asking your docter for a trial of topirimate to go with the lyrica, that will help also but the topirimate might make you a bit scatty!!! it did with me so i had a change to the pain patches(buprenorphine transdermal patch) they are ok, but don,t suit everyone ..and wow!
Avatar m tn s the reccomended dose which is safe prefer liquid,excedrin.from150+mgs worse was day3&started2ease up on day4&everyday felt better&better.if u cnt get the precibed meds there r otc stuff that helps.Just look on forum or ask.
Avatar m tn He had me try an older generic, and of course I said it didn’t work. Now, I am thing about trying Lyrica to control my pain. However, reading the side affects it seems a bit scary and I want to be 100% mentally. Is Lyrica a viable, or even a good non-narcotic option to control pain? Does it even work?
Avatar m tn I went to my Dr. and he told me to taper off 2-7.5 hydro's & replace them with 2 -- Lyrica 75mg. I'm still on 3--.5mg xanax as well as prozac /heart pills and prevacid .I never use more than prescribed .Should I just deal with life without meds .I'm having trouble going to NA & AA because I still feel like I'm useing. I have been clean of my addiction drug for 6 months . Am I fooling myself thinking I won't abuse these new " "Prescribed "meds.
Avatar n tn Well, your doc doesn't know what he's talking about. Diabetics have a huge problem with that "walking on glass" symptom you're talking about. I think you need to be seen by a speciaist, and if your doc already is one, you need to find another group that works with nothing but diabetics. There are a bunch of treatments for that symptom, aside from watching your sugars and all the stuff you have to do as a diabetic.
Avatar f tn I have tried Lyrica with no change in symptoms started taking Ralivia (Tramadol) last winter found that it was helpful for pain but when I went to stop taking this went through huge withdrawal symptoms was horrible. Am currently taking T#3/Advil for pain sometimes Percocet for really bad days. I do not want to take these analgisics as they are also highly addictive. Anyone know of any other meds without narcotic that have been helpful for treatment of symptoms? .
1069827 tn?1296650628 barbie I have taken Ultram, Ultracet, Effxor, Neurontin, Lyrica, Flexeril and pain meds. All had side effects or made me sick because of UC and IBS. Right now only doing 5mils of Fexeril at night, 20 mils of Tranxene 3 times daily and tylenol. Helping with sleep problems, eases pain just a bit and keeps me calm. Problem though is sleepy, loopy minded, and balance is bad. If you do not have stomach problems Flexeril might help you if you take several doses daily.