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What should I know before taking pregabalin?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you have New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III or IV heart failure, pregabalin may not be a good option for you.

If you have had angioedema, pregabalin may not be a good option for you.

If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or may be pregnant, pregabalin may not be a good option for you. It is not known if it is safe for pregnant women.

You should not take pregabalin if you are breastfeeding.

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