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Prescription Lyrica is not for everyone. Tell your doctor right away about any serious allergic reaction that causes swelling of the face, mouth, lips, gums, tongue or neck or affects your breathing or your skin. Also tell your doctor about any changes in your eyesight, including blurry vision, muscle pain along with a fever or tired feeling, skin sores due to diabetes or if you are planning to father a child. Some of the most common side effects of Lyrica are dizziness and sleepiness. Others are weight gain, blurry vision, dry mouth, feeling "high," swelling of hands and feet and trouble concentrating. You may have a higher chance of swelling, hives or gaining weight if you are also taking certain diabetes or high blood pressure medicines. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Lyrica affects you. Do not drink alcohol while taking Lyrica. Be especially careful about medicines that make you sleepy. If you have had a drug or alcohol problem, you may be more likely to misuse Lyrica. Talk with your doctor before you stop taking Lyrica or any other prescription medication. Please see Important Facts Brief Summary on adjacent page. To learn more visit www.lyrica.com or call toll-free 1-888-9-LYRICA (1-888-959-7422). You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. © 2009 Pfizer Inc. All rights reserved. LYU00579B Nerves damaged by diabetes can send too many signals that cause pain.* Lyrica is believed to help calm the damaged nerves †-- reducing the signals and the pain. This is no walk in the park if you have Diabetic Nerve Pain. Move towards relief with Unlike some common over-the-counter pain relievers, Lyrica is FDA approved specifically to treat the shooting, stabbing, burning sensations of diabetic nerve pain. Lyrica is believed to help calm the damaged nerves† and help ease this pain -- so a walk in the park can be just that. *Diagram is illustrative of diabetic nerve pain. † Exact mechanism of action and relevance to humans are unknown as studies were conducted on animal models. Ask your doctor if Lyrica can help you.