Lyrica (Pregabalin) medication is an anti-epileptic prescribed for treating various afflictions like Fibromyalgia, nerve aching caused by diabetic neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia as well as epileptic seizures. Doctors may suggest other uses as well.Lyrica (Pregabalin) usePregabalin has to be taken under strict medical supervision and the dosage may vary on case-to-case basis. Although there are reference directions of use available on the label - dosage; dosage timings and time span for continuing the medication, are based on Doctor’s diagnosis. Any dosage changes have to be effected strictly under Doctor’s advice.Lyrica Side EffectsPossible side effects may include:• Suicidal tendencies / depression• Mouth parching• Muscular problems• Coordination trouble• Puffing of limbs /joints• Mental/Mood changes• Vision difficulty• Unprecedented weight increase• Unusual heartbeat• Costiveness• Headache• Dizziness, Drowsiness or Lightheadedness.• Fever• Speech impairment or inability to control urination.Contact Doctor immediately if these side effects or anything out of the usual is noticed.Lyrica InteractionAll ongoing medications and dietary/lifestyle habits like alcohol consumption; smoking etc.should be discussed with your Doctor before starting use of Lyrica. Generally following are known to have complications when taken during Lyrica use:• Alcohol in drinks / medicines• Antihistamines like Benadryl• Barbiturates like Butabarbital or Phenobarbital• Parkinsons disease medication: Tolcapone or Entacapone• Diabetes medication such as Pioglitazone Actos or Rosiglitazone Avandia• Sleep inducing medicine or relaxants like Xanax (Alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam) or Valium Diazepam• Pain reducing drugs like codeine or morphine• Phenothiazines like Compazine or Mellaril - prescribed in mental disorders or Nausea/Vomiting• Tricyclic Antidepressants like Imipramine Tofranil or Amitriptyline ElavilLyrica ExcessContact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately if the patient has an overdose.Lyrica Missed DosageMissed dosage should be taken as soon it is realized, unless the next dose is supposed to be shortly (in which case just take one dose). Increasing dosage does not compensate for missed doses.Lyrica Uses• Controlling certain epileptic seizures. (Epilepsy is not cured but seizures arecontrolled during use)• Herpetic neuralgia pain caused after shingles.• Aching due to diabetes related nerve damage.Precautions in storing Lyrica• Room temperature: 15˚ - 30˚ C (59˚ - 86˚ F).• Inaccessible to children.• Disposal of unused medicine with expiration date.Lyrica PrecautionLyrica should be taken under regular supervision of qualified medical professional. Personal progress reports should be maintained to observe changes.