Lyrica

Used for: Partial seizure, Spinal cord injury, Generalised anxiety disorder, Postherpetic neuralgia, Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, Neuropathic pain, Fibromyalgia
Chinese name:

What is Lyrica for?

Lyrica is a brand product that contains Pregabalin, which is a type of anticonvulsant. It is thought to block the pain signals sent out from the damaged nerves to treat neuropathic pain. It can also be used for partial seizure and fibromyalgia.

How to use it?

Lyrica is available as capsules and is taken orally. Listed below are the indications and the dosages, in which dose should be adjusted in adult patients with reduced renal function.

 

For neuropathic pain (diabetic peripheral neuropathy)
Begin with 50 mg three times daily, then titrate up to 100 mg three times daily (maximum) within 1 week based on efficacy and tolerability.

 

For neuropathic pain (postherpetic neuralgia)
Begin with 150 mg daily in divided doses (i.e. 75 mg twice daily or 50 mg 3 times daily), then titrate up to 300 mg daily in divided doses within 1 week based on efficacy and tolerability. After 2-4 weeks, it may further increase up to a maximum of 600 mg/day.

 

For neuropathic pain (spinal cord injury)
Begin with 75 mg twice daily, then titrate up to 150 mg twice daily within 1 week based on efficacy and tolerability. After 2-3 weeks, it may further increase up to a maximum of 600 mg/day.

 

For fibromyalgia
Begin with 75 mg twice daily, then titrate up to 150 mg twice daily within 1 week based on efficacy and tolerability. After 2-3 weeks, it may further increase up to a maximum of 600 mg/day.

 

As adjunctive therapy for partial seizures
Begin with 150 mg daily in 2-3 divided doses. It may increase based on response and tolerability at weekly intervals up to a maximum dose of 600 mg/day.

What are the side effects of Lyrica?

The common side effects of Lyrica include swelling in arms or legs, drowsiness, constipation, dry mouth, and weight gain.

Who should not take Lyrica?

  • People who are allergic to Pregabalin or any components of the formulation
  • People who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not recommended to take Lyrica
Healthy Matters

Join Now, It's Free!

Join the Healthy Club: access to 1,000+ healthy tips & guides, plus special discounts! Start your journey.

Already a member?

Where to buy Lyrica in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Lyrica is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

 

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Lyrica in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 25mg / 50mg / 75mg / 150mg (Capsules)
Drug class
Anticonvulsants
Sub class
Calcium Channel Blockers
Generic Names
Other drugs in same class
Norvasc
Used for: Angina, High blood pressure
Chinese name:
Nifedipine
Used for: Prevention of angina, High blood pressure
Chinese name:
Verapamil
Used for: High blood pressure, Atrial fibrillation, Supraventricular arrhythmia, Prevention and treatment of angina
Chinese name:
Nimodipine
Used for: Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Chinese name:
Plendil
Used for: Prevention of angina, High blood pressure
Chinese name:
Azoren
Chinese name: