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.