Pregabalin oral capsule is only available as a brand-name drug. It isn’t available as a generic drug. Brand name: Lyrica. Pregabalin comes as a capsule, a solution, and an extended-release tablet. All forms are taken by mouth. Pregabalin oral capsule is used to treat neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. It’s also used to treat partial onset seizures when taken with other seizure drugs.
Hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction warning: This drug can cause serious allergic reactions. These include trouble breathing, shortness of breath, and rash, hives, and blisters on your skin. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking this drug and seek medical help right away.
Suicidal thinking and behavior warning: This drug can increase your risk for having suicidal thoughts and behavior. Talk with your doctor right away if you have any unusual changes in your mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or thoughts of harming yourself.
Dizziness and drowsiness warning: This drug can cause dizziness, drowsiness, and blurry vision. It may affect your ability to think, see, or move. You shouldn’t drive, use machinery, or do other tasks that require alertness until you know how this drug affects you.
Misuse warning: Use of this drug can lead to misuse. Your risk may be greater if you have a history of drug misuse.
Respiratory depression: This drug can cause severe breathing problems if you take CNS depressants, including opioids, or if you already have breathing or lung problems. Sometimes, breathing problems can be life threatening. If you experience increased sleepiness or trouble breathing, seek medical help right away.