One of the common categories that Fibromyalgia medications fall under is analgesics, which are pain killers. Some of these are over-the-counter drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen. While these medications may provide a simple solution for pain relief, Fibromyalgia patients are often more sensitive, and respond differently, to medications and therefore must be careful when trying a new generic drug.
According to study results presented Monday, May 1 at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting, a significant number of fibromyalgia patients treated with Pfizer’s Lyrica (generic name pregabalin) experienced a 50 percent or more reduction in pain. They also reported significant improvements in overall health status and…