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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 mayhave a higher chance of weight gainorswelling of your handsorfeet. • Narcotic pain medicines (such as oxycodone), tranquilizers or medicines for anxiety(such as lorazepam).You mayhave a higher chance for dizziness and sleepiness. • Any medicines that make you sleepy IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT LYRICA 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 •Haveany trouble 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 rightawayifyou 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 withyour 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 doother dangerous things until you know how LYRICA affects you. Askyour doctor when it isokay to dothese things. ABOUTLYRICA LY R I CA 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 (painall over your body) Who should NOT take LYRICA: •Anyone who isallergictoanythingin LYRICA POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF LYRICA LYRICA may cause serious side effects, including: • See "Important Safety Information About LYRICA." • Muscleproblems, pain, soreness or weakness along with feeling sick andfever •Eyesightproblems includingblurry vision •Weight gain. Weight gainmay affect control ofdiabetes and can be serious for peoplewithheart problems. •Feeling "high" Ifyou have any of these symptoms, tell your doctor rightaway. The most common side effects of LYRICAare: •Dizziness •Trouble concentrating •Blurry vision •Swelling ofhandsandfeet •Weight gain •Dry mouth •Sleepiness Ifyou have diabetes, you should pay extra attention to your skinwhiletaking LYRICA and tell your doctor of any sores or skin problems. HOWTO TAKE LYRICA Do: •Take LYRICA exactly as your doctor tells you. Your doctor will tell you how much to takeand when to take it. Take LYRICA at the same times eachday. •Take LYRICAwith 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. Yo u m a yhave headaches, nausea, diarrhea, or trouble sleepingifyou 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 ofimportant information. • Goto www.lyrica.com or call 1- 866-459-7422 (1-866-4LYRICA). Uninsured? Needhelppayingfor 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. Printed in the USA. Version January 2010 * Av a n diaand Av a n damet are registered trademarksof GlaxoSmithKline. ** Actos isaregistered trademark of Ta kedaChemicalsIndustries, Ltd., and is used under license byTakedaPharmaceuticalsof America, Inc., and Eli Lillyand Co. Rx only BEFORE STARTING LYRICA Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, includingifyou: •Havehaddepression, mood problems or suicidal thoughts or behavior •Haveorhadkidney problems or dialysis •Haveheart problems, includingheart failure •Haveableeding problem or a low blood platelet count •Haveabused prescription medicines, street drugsoralcohol inthe past •Haveeverhad swelling ofyour 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. Tell your doctor about all your medicines. Includeover-the- counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. LYRICA and other medicines may affect each other causing sideeffects. Especially tell your doctor if you take: •Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)inhibitors. You may have a higher chance for swelling andhives.