Lyrica is prescribed to treat people who have epilepsy

Formulation – Lyrica is formulated using gelatin and titanium dioxide iron sodium lauryl sulfate and colloidal silicon dioxide.

Lyrica is a drug that belongs to the Gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs drug class, and it has been found useful in additional to its main prescribed use to treat Neuropathic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuralgia. If any side effects are caused by this drug a range of alternative drugs, listed further down this guide, may be prescribed.

Side Effects / Precautions

The side effects that can be experienced when taking Lyrica include drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty concentrating, swollen arms and or legs, and weight gain.

Lyrica does have side effects as mentioned above, and if you experience any of the above side effects, you should consult a doctor or medical professional immediately. As a precaution you should also have a discussion with your doctor to see if this drug is suitable for you if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.


Lidocaine Topical– One of the many different alternative drugs that you may be prescribed is this one, and it is a drug that has been found to be a good alternative should you be suffering from neuropathic pain. There are several other alternatives you could be prescribed by your doctor for that condition and they are pregabalin.

Prednisone – Should you be suffering from Fibromyalgia and you are suffering any side effects then this drug is one alternative you could or may be prescribed. Should you be found to be intolerable then you will find there are several other alternatives available including Cymbalta, amitriptyline, duloxetine, Elavil, pregabalin.

Cymbalta – If you are suffering any of the side effects that are listed above and you are suffering from a Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy then you may be prescribed this drug. However, there are several others which have been found to be suitable alternatives and they include duloxetine, pregabalin, capsaicin topical, tapentadol, Nucynta ER.

Methylprednisolone – You could have been diagnosed as suffering from Neuralgia and if so there are a range of alternatives drugs available which could be prescribed to you, if you have been found to have been suffering any side effects from other drugs used to treat that condition. The different alternative drugs that can be taken to treat that condition include pregabalin, Medrol Dosepak, Solu-Medrol, Medrol.