267 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

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Jan 5, 2009 (Started Oct 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness, blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: That if you need this medicine but can't afford it, look up Pfizer's website - they have a form you can fill out that will tell you what programs they have you're eligible for. Just fill it out, print out the forms they indicate (and make sure you read everything, it can be a bit confusing, and you need a separate form for the Lyrica too), take them to your Dr, mail them, and you're done. It's not hard at all, and I'm one of those people that really has a hard time getting things done.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, dizziness

Dec 10, 2008 (Started Oct 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I get this medication through Pfizer's "Connection To Care" Program due to the fact that my medical insurance refuses to pay for it even though it's on the drug plan I have. I've been fortunate to receive this medication through the program.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, dizziness

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 9, 2008 (Started May 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Start out at a low dose and work your way up. Try to stay on the lowest dose possible that will help control your pain. If you need to use during the day, use a low dose (25 to 50mg).
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 19 helpful marks

Dec 8, 2008 (Started Oct 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I recently started this and I do find it relaxing at bedtime. It is expensive.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2008 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blurry vision, tiredness, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I have to take 6 Lyrica tablets a day for my fibromyalgia..it really help but I am wary of its side-effects..it does wonder for the achy pain but I still need to have pain pills to control my nerve pains...(shooting pains). So you can say that I have multiple pains..Achy feelings and Shooting pain feelings are 2 different things.
Side effects: tiredness, daytime sleepiness, blurry vision

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 28, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizziness, brain fog, tiredness, daytime sleepiness, slow to wake in morning, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: slow to wake in morning, tiredness, daytime sleepiness, dizziness, fatigue, brain fog, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 24, 2008 (Started Feb 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for whole body ache)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog, daytime sleepiness, spacing out)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Try taking it only at night and skip the morning dose if you can. I had to stop the morning dose since the side effects are too much to handle and allow me to function well, but the extra dose does help control the pain better but I feel really strange for a few hours and act a little goofy. I would not want to drive during that time period.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: daytime sleepiness, spacing out, brain fog

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 19, 2008 (Started Nov 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 31, 2008 (Started Oct 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog, problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: brain fog, problems concentrating

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 29, 2008 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for peripheral neuritis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (blurry vision, tiredness, daytime sleepiness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Better option than Neurotin.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: tiredness, daytime sleepiness, brain fog, blurry vision, fatigue

Oct 22, 2008 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness, daytime sleepiness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Consolidation of dosage regime from BID to taking both capsules QHS.
Side effects: tiredness, daytime sleepiness, brain fog, blurry vision, fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2008 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It can make you very sleepy
Side effects: tiredness, daytime sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks
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