mollyq - Lyrica

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jaltair, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. jaltair

    jaltair New Member

    Lyrica (pregabalin) is a second generation drug from Neurontin from Pfizer, and is a fairly new drug. It contains GABA and components that make up Neurontin. It was approved on Dec 31, 2004 for treatment of two forms of nerve pain and then on June 13, 2005 for "partial onset epileptic seizures. Different types of nerve pain or Neuropathic pain (chronic pain that arises from damage to sensory nerves) are:

    Pain arising from trapped or compressed nerves
    Drug-induced nerve damage
    Diabetic neuropathy
    Post-herpetic pain
    Phantom limb syndrome following limb amputation
    Peripheral neuropathy
    Fibromyalgia (NOTE THIS!)

    The only two that it's been approved for so far is the Diabetic neuropathy and the Post-herpetic pain.

    There are trials now to provide evidence to FDA and others that the drug can reduce pain in FMS. I was going to be in the study and received all the consents, etc; however, I have too many problems / meds right now to consider the study. The study would be too "physically disruptive", and I wouldn't make it through.
  2. mollyq

    mollyq New Member

    Thank you for your thorough answer!

    Molly