What if I have a serious allergic reaction to Lyrica?

Lyrica (pregabalin), a prescription drug used to help control seizures, treat fibromyalgia and manage nerve pain, can cause a dangerous, even life-threatening, allergic reaction. You should stop taking it and call your doctor right away if you notice:

  • swelling of your face, mouth, lips, tongue, gums, throat or neck
  • trouble breathing
  • hives, blisters or a rash

You should not take this drug if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to Lyrica, pregabalin or any of Lyrica’s ingredients. Before you start taking Lyrica, give your doctor a complete medical history, and be sure to mention if you’ve ever had a condition known as angioedema, swelling that occurs just below the skin. This is a type of allergic reaction. You should also tell him or her about all your medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter, as well as any supplements you take. Some medications may increase the likelihood that you’ll have an allergic reaction to Lyrica.

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