Pregabalin Overview, Dosage, How to Take, Side Effects and Warnings

Pregabalin, marketed under the brand name Lyrica among others, is a medication used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder. Its use for epilepsy is as an add-on therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults. Some off-label uses of pregabalin include restless leg syndrome, prevention of migraines, social anxiety disorder, and alcohol withdrawal.

Pregabalin dosage. Take pregabalin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. Your doctor will determine the best dose for you. The recommended dosage varies depending upon the patient’s kidney function (creatinine clearance) and the medical condition being treated. Initial dosages are often 150 mg per day in divided doses (smaller doses taken two or three times daily) and are gradually increased to a maximum dose of 600 mg per day.