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What can I do to minimize the side effects of Lyrica?

The best thing you can do to minimize side effects while taking Lyrica is to be a good medical consumer. That means asking your doctor or pharmacist to explain how to use this medication. Insist that he or she explain in clear language anything you don't understand. Then, follow your marching orders and take Lyrica exactly as prescribed. If you do develop side effects, tell your doctor, especially if they are severe, such as swelling or suicidal thoughts.

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