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What should I know about Lyrica before taking it?

Lyrica may interact with a number of conditions or medications. It important to discuss the risks of Lyrica with your doctor before you start taking it. Lyrica can affect people who have any sort of allergy; are pregnant, breastfeeding or plan on becoming pregnant in the near future; take over-the-counter or prescription medications or herbal or dietary supplements; have a personal or family history of substance abuse; have heart disease, diabetes, heart failure or bleeding problems; have kidney disorders or are on dialysis; or have a personal history of mental disturbances, suicidal tendencies or depression. Lyrica has been known to cause an increase of suicidal tendencies or other changes in the mental state. It is important for your close friends or family members to monitor your mental health while taking Lyrica. Although Lyrica can treat a variety of conditions, it is not for everyone. Your doctor can help you decide if Lyrica is right for you.

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