Are Lyrica and Zonegran the Same Thing?
Both Zonegran and Lyrica may interact with alcohol, other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicines, sedatives, narcotics, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicines for depression or anxiety), and other seizure medications.
Zonegran may also interact with topiramate and cold or allergy medicines that contain antihistamines.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Zonegran?
Common side effects of Zonegran include:
- tired feeling,
- loss of appetite,
- weight loss,
- loss of balance or coordination,
- sore throat,
- trouble sleeping,
- blurred vision, or
- double vision.
Tell the doctor immediately if you notice serious side effects of Zonegran including increased or worsening seizures, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating, fever, chills, sores in your mouth and throat, severe pain in your lower back, blood in your urine, feeling very thirsty or hot, being unable to urinate, or severe skin reaction.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Lyrica?
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- dry mouth,
- blurred vision,
- weight gain,
- trouble urinating,
- increased hunger, and
- changes in taste.
What Is Zonegran?
What Is Lyrica?
Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anti-epileptic drug (anticonvulsant) used for neuropathic (nerve) pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy or postherpetic neuralgia, and for treating partial onset seizures in adults, and fibromyalgia.
What Drugs Interact With Zonegran?
Zonegran may interact with other medicines that can make you sleepy (cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for depression or anxiety) or other seizure medications. Lyrica may also interact with lithium, hydrochlorothiazide, metformin, atropine, belladonna, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bronchodilators, bladder or urinary medications, or glaucoma medications.
What Drugs Interact With Lyrica?
Lyrica may interact with alcohol, other medicines that can make you sleepy (sold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for anxiety), or rosiglitazone.
How Should Zonegran Be Taken?
The dose of Zonegran is 25 mg or 100 mg capsules administered orally once or twice daily.
How Should Lyrica Be Taken?
The recommended dose of Lyrica is 75-600 mg daily. Alcohol and drugs that cause sedation may increase the sedative effects of Lyrica. There are no adequate studies of Lyrica in pregnant women. If you become pregnant, your name may be listed on a pregnancy registry to track the outcome of the pregnancy and to evaluate any effects of Lyrica on the baby. It is unknown if Lyrica passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Breastfeeding while using Lyrica is not recommended.
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FDA. Zonegran Production Information.
Pfizer. Lyrica Prescribing Information.