Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Rhonda, Community Member, asks

Q: Is Lyrica a narcotic or non-narcotic medication

Is Lyrica a narcotic or non-narcotic medication?

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
7/ 8/09 6:11pm

Lyrica is not a narcotic.  It is an anti-convulsant that basically works by calming the electrical signals (or pain signals) being sent from your nerves to your brain.  

Here's a link to basic information about Lyrica:  http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/find-drug-68370-73.html

Here is some other information about pain medications that you might find helpful:

Let’s Talk Pain Meds

What You Didn’t Know About Pain Meds

 

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ThinxMinx, Community Member
7/ 9/09 5:25pm

Just wanted to say Thank You Karen Lee Richards, you once again have given great info!

And thank's for the link.  I did not post this question, but as you can read above, I was/am curious about the medicine.

Be Well

Thinx

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ThinxMinx, Community Member
7/ 8/09 5:06pm

I have been recently prescribed this as well and this is a site I found. Hope it helps.

Be Well

Thinx

 

Link-  http://www.drugs.com/lyrica.html

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emily, Community Member
7/ 9/09 12:43pm

This is not a narcotic, however your body does get used to it..so when you stop taking it you have to wean off of it, not go cold turkey. I was taking the highest dose, for about 4 years when I went off it, it took about a month.

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