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Who should not take Lyrica for fibromyalgia pain?

It's unfortunate, but some effective medications can cause side effects, which make them difficult or even impossible for certain people to take. Lyrica is no exception. A common risk associated with Lyrica is a problem called angioedema. This condition can produce swelling, especially on the face, mouth (including the tongue, lips, and gums), throat, and neck. In some cases, the swelling can be severe. Other side effects are possible. In rare cases, people who take the drug may experience suicidal thoughts. If you take Lyrica and develop swelling, suicidal thoughts, or any other serious side effects, stop taking the medication immediately and contact your doctor.

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