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What is the active ingredient in Lyrica?

The active ingredient in Lyrica is a medication called pregabalin. Pregabalin belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. Lyrica is commonly prescribed for preventing seizures in people who have epilepsy and other conditions. However, the pregabalin in Lyrica seems to help relieve fibromyalgia pain, too. Pregabalin appears to work by blocking pain signals from damaged nerves.

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