Alcohol and Lyrica Side Effects and Interactions
If you’ve ever wondered what the alcohol and Lyrica side effects and interactions are or could be, you’re not alone. This is a common question people have when they take Lyrica, and below we explore not only what Lyrica is, but also what the possible side effects and interactions with alcohol might be.
- Nerve pain often has symptoms that are stabbing, sharp or numbing, and Lyrica can be used to treat this particular type of pain. One common reason Lyrica is prescribed is for people with diabetic neuropathy, which is foot pain resulting from diabetes.
- Lyrica is approved by the FDA for the treatment of fibromyalgia, but before it’s prescribed for this, doctors are instructed to advise their clients to start on a program of exercising, strengthening and stretching.
- Regarding shingles, more specifically Lyrica can be used for post-herpetic neuralgia, which is a term referring to pain that occurs after shingles.
- In the EU Lyrica is also used as a treatment option for generalized anxiety disorder, but it’s not used for this purpose in the U.S. currently.
- The most common side effect of Lyrica often seen in patients is dizziness
- Some people also experience vision problems in addition to dizziness
- Muscle problems are possible including tremors, speech disorders and problems with muscle coordination
- Other less common but possible side effects of Lyrica include memory problems, euphoria, sex drive and erectile dysfunction problems and weight gain
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