The common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty concentrating, swollen arms/legs, and weight gain. If any of these effects persist for long or worsen, consult your doctor immediately. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Consult your doctor immediately if you have any uncommon but serious side effects, including: blurred vision, unusual bleeding/bruising, unsteadiness, confusion, muscle pain/tenderness/weakness(especially if you are tired or have a fever), swelling of hands/legs/feet, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine).
Some of the people who are on anticonvulsants for any condition (such as seizure, bipolar disorder, pain) may experience depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, or other mental/mood problems. Consult your doctor immediately if you or your family/caregiver notice any unusual/sudden changes in your mood, thoughts, or behavior changes including signs of depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, thoughts about harming yourself.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is very rare. However, get medical help immediately if you notice any uncontrollable symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Before taking the medicine, pregabalin, let your doctor know if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which may cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Before using this medication, consult your doctor and show them your medical history, especially of: any heart problems (such as heart failure), kidney ailments, history of an allergic reaction which included itching/swelling of the face/lips/tongue/throat (angioedema), personal or family history of a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol).
This drug can make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. In such cases do not drive, use machinery or do anything that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Do not intake alcoholic beverages with this medicine.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially drowsiness, dizziness, unsteadiness, and confusion.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when utmost needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before you take this medicine.
This drug passes into breast milk easily so consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Drug interactions may differ with your medications on how they work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/non prescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without proper doctor’s approval.
A product that may interact with this drug is: Orlistat which is generally used for weight management.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
Do not share this medication with others. It is against the law.
Laboratory tests may be done to measure kidney function.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.