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Why did my doctor prescribe Lyrica?

Your doctor is the best person to tell you why he or she prescribed Lyrica for you. Lyrica is the brand name for pregabalin. It is an oral medication, which means you take it by mouth. It is one of three medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat fibromyalgia. It is also prescribed for treating pain from diabetic neuropathy or from the viral infection shingles. In adults who have epilepsy, Lyrica is sometimes prescribed with other medications to help control seizures. For more information about Lyrica, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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