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For what uses is Lyrica approved by the FDA?

Lyrica has two general uses: It calms pain and helps control seizures. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Lyrica for the treatment of four medical conditions. They are:
  • fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that causes pain, fatigue, and other symptoms
  • pain related to nerve damage in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • post herpetic neuralgia, which is a condition causing long-term pain that can occur after a person has shingles
  • certain types of seizures.
Doctors may prescribe Lyrica for other conditions, too.

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