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Brand name: Lyrica

Lyrica contains the active ingredient pregabalin. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.

Lyrica is uses to treat neuropathic pain, which is pain caused by damage to, or a problem with, nerves. It can also be used to treat different types of seizures (fits) caused by a condition called epilepsy.

Lyrica belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants. Anticonvulsant medicines are thought to control brain chemicals responsible for sending signals to nerves, which can block seizures and relieve nerve pain.

Lyrica comes as capsules. The capsules should be swallowed whole with a glass of water, about the same time each day. It doesn’t matter whether you take them with or without food.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: pregabalin

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Lyrica 300 mg hard capsule, 56

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What this medicine is for

LYRICA (pregabalin) is indicated for the treatment of neuropathic pain in adults. LYRICA (pregabalin) is indicated as adjunctive therapy in adults with partial seizures with or without secondary generalisation.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White and orange hard gelatin capsule, marked "Pfizer" on the cap and "PGN 300" on the body with black ink.
Dosage Form Capsule, hard
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
14 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
20 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
56 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

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