Lyrica (generic: pregabalin) is a prescription medication used to treat pain from damaged nerves caused by diabetes, shingles, and spinal cord injury. It is also used to treat fibromyalgia and seizures. Lyrica belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants, which may work by decreasing pain signals from the brain and slowing brain activity.
This medication comes in capsule form and liquid form and is usually taken 2 or 3 times daily, with or without food.
Common side effects of Lyrica include dizziness, blurred vision, weight gain, and drowsiness. Do not drive a car or operate heavy machinery until you know how Lyrica affects you.