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2009 Pfizer Inc. All rights reserved. PBP00369C Nerves damaged by diabetes can send too many signals that cause pain.* Lyrica is believed to help calm the damaged ner ves †-- reducing the signals and the 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. 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 any trouble breathing or that affects your skin. Lyrica may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people. Call your doctor right away if you have new or worsening depression, suicidal thoughts or actions, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. Lyrica may cause swelling of your hands, legs and feet. Some of the most common side effects of Lyrica are dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or work with machines until you know how Lyrica affects you. Other common side effects are blurry vision, weight gain, trouble concentrating, dry mouth, and feeling "high." Also, tell your doctor right away about muscle pain along with feeling sick and feverish, or any changes in your eyesight including blurry vision or any skin sores if you have diabetes. 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 drink alcohol while taking Lyrica. You may have more dizziness and sleepiness if you take Lyrica with alcohol, narcotic pain medicines, or medicines for anxiety. If you have had a drug or alcohol problem, you may be more likely to misuse Lyrica. Tell your doctor if you are planning to father a child. 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. This is no walk in the park if you have Diabetic Nerve Pain.