What Drug Class Is Lyrica? Is It An Opiate Or Diazapam Or Neither?

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What Drug Class Is Lyrica? Is It An Opiate Or Diazapam Or Neither?

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Lyrica is a type of anti-convulsant (seizure medication) used to treat pain generated from the nervous system. Other medications in this drug class include: Neurontin, Gabitril, and Zonegran. As such, they all have similar side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, nausea, and the list goes on. Lyrica in particular can cause significant swelling in the limbs.

Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

Answered by Christina Lasich, MD