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Taking Charge of Your Health


Hello and welcome to “VideoScript”, presented
by Drugs.com. Today in the first of three presentations,
we are reviewing Lyrica, known by the generic name of pregabalin Lyrica is a FDA-approved medication classified
as an anticonvulsant, but it has other uses, as well. Lyrica is approved for: for nerve pain associated with diabetes, also
known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy It is approved for nerve pain nerve following
shingles, known as postherpetic neuralgia It is also used for some forms of epilepsy,
specifically seizures in just one part of the brain, known as partial seizures
and it is approved for fibromyalgia, a condition that results in pain and tenderness throughout
the body How Lyrica works in the body is not fully
understood. It is known that Lyrica binds to calcium channels
and decreases the inflow of calcium at nerve endings. This action may decrease the nerve excitement
that translates into pain or seizures. In clinical trials, Lyrica has been shown
to be effective in reducing nerve pain and may work as quickly as 1 to 2 weeks in some
patients. Lyrica is also an effective seizure medication
when used in combination with other seizure treatments. 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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