What are some side effects of pregabalin?

Based on information from, a free medication monitoring service, 59% of patients experience side effects while taking Pregabalin (Lyrica). Some of the side effects reported by iGuard members include: Weight Gain, Drowsiness, Swelling/Edema, Grogginess/Confusion, Vision Changes, Memory/Speech Problems, Fatigue, Dryness, Constipation, and Dizziness. Please follow up with your doctor or other healthcare provider if you are experiencing any symptoms that worsen or do not go away.

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Side effects of pregabalin may include dizziness, sleepiness, headaches, vision problems, memory problems, and confusion. People may also have tremor, anxiety, dry mouth, constipation, vomiting, weight gain, swelling of legs or ankles, chest or joint pain, or muscle spasms. Some people may have suicidal thoughts or behavior. 

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