For the safe use of Pregabalin, it is important that you first talk to a doctor. Make him aware of your medical history as well as a list of medications you are using. The doctor needs to know if any of these conditions apply to you:
Allergic to any of the ingredients contained in Pregabalin
Pregnant or trying to become pregnant or are breastfeeding
Have kidney problems
Have heart problems
High blood pressure
History of mood or mental problems
History of angioedema
Plan to father a child
Pregabalin should be used exactly as prescribed. Read the directions on the label and follow the directions given by your doctor. The medicine needs to be taken by mouth with food or on an empty stomach. Take the drug as prescribed and on a regular schedule to enjoy the full benefits.
It is good to take the medicine at the same time every day. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember but only if it is not almost time for the next dose. Don’t take more medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
FDA Pregnancy Classification
Store at room temperature and far from direct heat and moisture.
Tightness in the chest
Shortness of breath
Labored or difficulty breathing
Blistering, loosening of the skin or peeling
Muscle or joint pain
Ulcers, sores or white spots on the lips or mouth
Unusual weakness or tiredness
Irritated or red eyes
Red skin lesions
Swelling of eyelids
Swelling of the arms, face, hands, feet or lower legs
Unusual weight gain
Loss of memory
Lack of coordination
Avoid activities that require you to be alert after taking the medicine. This is because using Pregabalin may cause blurred vision, dizziness, light-headedness or drowsiness. You should also not take alcohol while using this medicine.
You should avoid activities that may lead to injuries. Pregabalin may reduce the number of platelets in the blood thereby causing you to bleed more even when the injuries are minor. Let your doctor know that you are using Pregabalin before any treatment starts.
Don’t stop using the drug suddenly as this may cause headaches, diarrhea, nausea, anxiety, trouble sleeping and increased perspiration. You must also never change the dose without informing your doctor.