A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.
What is Lyrica
Lyrica (active substance: pregabalin) affects the stimulus transfer in the brain. The medicine helps, among other things, with nerve pain and certain forms of epilepsy. You can order Lyrica online through the pharmacies that work with Dokteronline.com.
Note: Lyrica is only available from pharmacies if it has been prescribed to you previously by a doctor.
What is this medication used for?
The nerves in the brain can be overwhelmed. This can cause certain complaints, including nerve pain, epilepsy, anxiety or persistent hiccups. Doctors prescribe Lyrica in case of:
- Nerve pain: This pain is often caused by nerve damage. Conditions such as diabetes or shingles (zona) can cause peripheral neuropathic pain (= nerve pain).
Pregabalin (the active ingredient in Lyrica) calms the irritated nerves and helps to reduce the symptoms.
How to use this medication?
Take the capsule without chewing with some water. It does not matter if you take this medicine with or without food. Lyrica is not effective for everyone. If you do not notice any improvement in your condition after one or two weeks, please consult a doctor. Never stop taking this medicine, but gradually reduce the use of Lyrica in consultation with a Doctor.
The partner pharmacies offer Lyrica online in different strengths. A doctor knows what strength you should use and how long you should keep taking the medicine. Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, the usual dosage is:
- Adults: 150 mg to 600 mg per day, divided between two (morning and evening) to three (morning, afternoon and evening) doses.
Lyrica is not suitable for children under 18 years old. Always read the package leaflet before use.
During the treatment with Lyrica, you may experience side effects. The following symptoms may occur:
- [l] dizziness;
- sleepiness and fatigue;
- increase in appetite;
- balance problems;
- blurred vision;
- gastrointestinal complaints. [/l]
If you suffer from these or any other complaints, please talk to a doctor or a pharmacist. You will find a complete list of possible side effects in the package leaflet.
When is it best not to use this medicine?
Lyrica (pregabalin) is not a suitable medicine for everyone. Do not use this medicine if you are:
- Hypersensitive to pregabalin or any of the excipients used.
If you suffer (or have suffered) from certain health problems such as constipation or kidney, liver or heart disease, please consult with a doctor to know whether you can use this medicine. Please tell your doctor what other medication you are using. Lyrica may interact with other medicines.
Do not take Lyrica if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless a doctor advises otherwise.
The side effects of Lyrica (such as dizziness or blurred vision) may affect your ability to react. Do not drive if you suffer from these complaints.
Alcohol can cause or aggravate the side effects of Lyrica. Do not drink alcohol as long as you are taking this medicine.