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IMPORTANT FACTS (LEER-i-kah) BEFORE STARTING LYRICA, continued •Avandia® (rosiglitazone)*,Avandamet® (rosiglitazone and metformin)* or Actos® (pioglitazone)** for diabetes. You may have a higher chance of weightgainorswelling of your handsorfeet. • Narcotic pain medicines (such as oxycodone), tranquilizers or medicines for anxiety(such as lorazepam).You may have a higher chance for dizziness and sleepiness. • Any medicines that make you sleepy IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATIONABOUTLYRICA LYRICA may cause serious, even life threatening, allergic reactions. Stop taking LYRICA and call your doctor rightawayifyou gg have any signs of a serious allergic reaction: •Swelling ofyour face, mouth, lips, gums, tongue, throat or neck •Haveanytrouble breathing • Rash, hives (raisedbumps) or blisters Like other antiepileptic drugs, LYRICA may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500. pp g y y Call your doctor right away if you have any symptoms, especially if they are new, worse or worryyou, including: • New or worseningdepression •Suicidal thoughts or actions • Unusual changes inmood or behavior Do not stop LYRICA without first talking with your doctor. LYRICA may cause swelling of your hands, legs and feet. This swelling can be a serious problem with people with gg heart problems. LYRICA may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive a car, work with machines, or do other dangerous things until you know how LYRICA affects you. Ask your doctor when it isokay to dothese things. ABOUTLYRICA LYRICA is a prescription medicine used in adults 18 years and older to treat: •Pain from damaged nerves that happens withdiabetes or that follows healing of shingles • Partial seizures when taken together with other seizure medicines • Fibromyalgia (pain all over your body) Who should NOT take LYRICA: • Anyone who isallergictoanything in LYRICA POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTSOFLYRICA LYRICA may cause serious side effects, including: • See "Important Safety Information About LYRICA." • Muscleproblems, pain, soreness or weakness along with feeling sick andfever • Eyesightproblems including blurry vision • We ightgain. Weightgainmayaffect control ofdiabetes and can be serious for peoplewithheart problems. •Feeling "high" If you have any of these symptoms, tell your doctor right away. The most common side effects of LYRICAare: • Dizziness •Trouble concentrating •Blurry vision • Swelling ofhandsandfeet •Weightgain • Dry mouth •Sleepiness If you have diabetes, you should pay extra attention to your skinwhiletaking LYRICA and tell your doctor of any sores or skinproblems. HOWTO TAKE LYRICA Do: •Take LYRICA exactlyasyourdoctor tells you. Your doctor will tell you how much to takeand when to take it. Ta ke LYRICA at the same times eachday. •Take LYRICA with or without food. Don't: •Drive a car or use machines if you feeldizzy or sleepy whiletaking LYRICA. • Drink alcohol or use other medicines that make you sleepy whiletaking LYRICA. • Changethe dose or stop LYRICA suddenly. You may have headaches, nausea, diarrhea, or trouble sleeping if you stop taking LYRICA suddenly. • Start any new medicines without first talking to your doctor. NEED MORE INFORMATION? • Ask your doctor or pharmacist. This is only a brief summary of important information. • Goto www.lyrica.com or call 1- 866-459-7422 (1-866-4LYRICA). Uninsured? Need help paying for Pfizer medicines? Pfizer has programs that can help. Call 1-866-706-2400 or visit www.PfizerHelpfulAnswers.com. PARKE--DAVIS, Division of Pfizer Inc., New York, NY 10017 © 2010 Pfizer Inc. All rights reserved.P r intedintheUSA. Version January 2010 * Avandia and Avandamet are registered trademarks of GlaxoSmithKline. ** Actos isaregistered trademark of Ta kedaChemicalsIndustries, Ltd., and is used underlicense byTakedaPharmaceuticalsof America, Inc., and Eli Lilly and Co. Rxonly BEFORE STARTING LYRICA Te ll your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you: •Havehaddepression, mood problems or suicidal thoughts or behavior • Have or had kidney problems or dialysis •Haveheart problems, including heart failure • Have a bleeding problem or a low blood platelet count •Haveabused prescription medicines, street drugsoralcohol inthe past • Have ever had swelling of your face, mouth, tongue, lips, gums, neck,orthroat (angioedema) • Plan to father a child.Itis not known if problems seen in animal studies can happen in humans. • Are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. It is not known if LYRICA will harm your unborn baby. Yo u a n dyour doctor should decidewhether you should take LYRICA or breast-feed, but not both. Te l l your doctor about all your medicines. Include over-the- counter medicines, vitamins, andherbal supplements. LYRICA and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects. Especially tell your doctor if you take: •Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)inhibitors. You may have a higher chance for swelling andhives.