Precautions While on this Medicine
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have any other medical
- kidney problems
- heart problems
- bleeding problems or a low blood platelet count
- if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- if you are breast-feeding
Tell your doctor, if you have abused prescription medicines, street drugs, or
alcohol in the past.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription
or non-prescription medicines, vitamins or herbal supplements. Pregabalin and other
medicines may affect each other. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
- rosiglitazone (Avandia®)
- pioglitazone (Actos®)
- any narcotic pain medicine (such as oxycodone)
- tranquilizers or medicines for anxiety (such as lorazepam)
- any medicines that make you sleepy
Tell your doctor if you plan to father a child. Animal studies showed that Pregabalin
made animals less fertile. Also, in animal studies, birth defects occurred in the offspring
of male animals who were treated with Pregabalin. It is not known if these effects would
happen in people.
It is not known whether Pregabalin will be harmful to an unborn baby.
Do not take Pregabalin
without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during
treatment. It is not known if Pregabalin passes into breast milk and if it can harm your baby.
You and your doctor should decide whether you should take Pregabalin or breast-feed, but not
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities.
Pregabalin may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid
Pregabalin will cause drowsiness and fatigue.
Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills, antihistamines,
sedatives, and tranquilizers that may also make you drowsy except under the supervision of