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Pregabalin fibromyalgia drug. Blisterpack containing capsules of pregabalin, marketed under the name Lyrica. Pregabalin for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Until then, Pregabalin was used to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, and as an additional therapy for adults with partial onset epileptic seizures. Lyrica's mode of action is not known. It is thought to work by binding to calcium channels found on nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This reduces the release of various neurotransmitters from these nerve cells. Lower doses have been used to treat severe neuropathic pain. While it may be a very beneficial drug for some patients with fibromyalgia, precautions for safe use must be followed because there are many adverse side effects.
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