National Geographic : 2012 Nov
IMPORTANT FACTS LEER BEFORE STARTING LYRICA, continued • Avandia® (rosiglitazone)*, Avandamet® (rosiglitazone and metformin)* or Actos® (pioglitazone)** for diabetes. You may have a higher chance of eight gain or s elling of your hands or feet. • arcotic pain medicines (such as o ycodone), tran uilizers or medicines for an iety (such as lorazepam). You may have a higher chance for dizziness and sleepiness. • Any medicines that ma e you sleepy IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT LYRICA LYRICA may cause serious, even life threatening, allergic reactions. top ta ing YRICA and call your doctor right a ay if you have any signs of a serious allergic reaction • elling of your face, mouth, lips, gums, tongue, throat or nec • Have any trouble breathing • Rash, hives (raised bumps) or blisters Like other antiepileptic drugs, LYRICA may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 5 . Call your doctor right a ay if you have any symptoms, especially if they are ne , orse or orry you, including • e or orsening depression • uicidal thoughts or actions • Unusual changes in mood or behavior Do not stop YRICA ithout first tal ing ith your doctor. LYRICA may cause s elling of your hands, legs and feet. his s elling can be a serious problem ith people ith heart problems. LYRICA may cause di iness or sleepiness. Do not drive a car, or ith machines, or do other dangerous things until you no ho YRICA affects you. As your doctor hen it is o ay to do these things. ABOUT LYRICA LYRICA is a prescription medicine used in adults 1 years and older to treat: • Pain from damaged nerves that happens ith diabetes or that follo s healing of shingles • Partial seizures hen ta en together ith other seizure medicines • Fibromyalgia (pain all over your body) ho should take LYRICA: • Anyone ho is allergic to anything in YRICA POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF LYRICA LYRICA may cause serious side effects, including: • ee "Important afety Information About YRICA. • uscle problems, pain, soreness or ea ness along ith feeling sic and fever • yesight problems including blurry vision • eight gain. eight gain may affect control of diabetes and can be serious for people ith heart problems. • Feeling "high If you have any of these symptoms, tell your doctor right a ay. he most common side effects of LYRICA are: • Dizziness • rouble concentrating • Blurry vision • elling of hands and feet • eight gain • Dry mouth • leepiness If you have diabetes, you should pay e tra attention to your s in hile ta ing YRICA and tell your doctor of any sores or s in problems. HOW TO TAKE LYRICA o: • a e YRICA e actly as your doctor tells you. Your doctor ill tell you ho much to ta e and hen to ta e it. a e YRICA at the same times each day. • a e YRICA ith or ithout food. on t: • Drive a car or use machines if you feel dizzy or sleepy hile ta ing YRICA. • Drin alcohol or use other medicines that ma e you sleepy hile ta ing YRICA. • Change the dose or stop YRICA suddenly. You may have headaches, nausea, diarrhea, trouble sleeping, increased s eating, or you may feel an ious if you stop ta ing YRICA suddenly. • tart any ne medicines ithout first tal ing to your doctor. NEED MORE INFORMATION? • As your doctor or pharmacist. his is only a brief summary of important information. • o to www.lyrica.com or call 1-866-459-7422 (1-866-4LYRICA). Uninsured eed help paying for Pfizer medicines Pfizer has programs that can help. Call 1-866-706-2400 or visit .PfizerHelpfulAns ers.com. PARK DA I , Division of Pfizer Inc., e Yor , Y 10017 2012 Pfizer Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in the U A. ersion June 2012 * Avandia and Avandamet are registered trademar s of la o mithKline. ** Actos is a registered trademar of a eda Chemicals Industries, td., and is used under license by a eda Pharmaceuticals of America, Inc., and li illy and Co. Rx only BEFORE STARTING LYRICA ell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you • Have had depression, mood problems or suicidal thoughts or behavior • Have or had idney problems or dialysis • Have heart problems, including heart failure • Have a bleeding problem or a lo blood platelet count • Have abused prescription medicines, street drugs or alcohol in the past • Have ever had s elling of your face, mouth, tongue, lips, gums, nec , or throat (angioedema) • Plan to father a child. It is not no n if problems seen in animal studies can happen in humans. • Are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. It is not no n if YRICA ill harm your unborn baby. You and your doctor should decide hether you should ta e YRICA or breast-feed, but not both. ell your doctor about all your medicines. Include over-the- counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. YRICA and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects. specially tell your doctor if you ta e • Angiotensin converting enzyme (AC ) inhibitors. You may have a higher chance for s elling and hives.