Pfizer Inc. has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lyrica CR (pregabalin) extended-release tablets CV as once-daily therapy for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (pDPN) and the management of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).
Dosage/administration: Lyrica CR should be administered once daily after an evening meal. It should be swallowed whole and should not be split, crushed, or chewed. The initial dose for DPN is 165 mg/day; the maximum dose is 330 mg/day within 1 week. For PHN, the initial dose is 165 mg/day; the maximum dose is 330 mg/day within 1 week, with a maximum dose of 660 mg/day.
Adverse reactions: The most common adverse reactions reported with Lyrica CR were dizziness, somnolence, headache, fatigue, peripheral edema, nausea, blurred vision, dry mouth, and weight gain.
US FDA approves LYRICA CR (pregabalin) extended-release tablets CV. [news release]. New York, NY: Pfizer Inc. October 12, 2017. http://press.pfizer.com/press-release/us-fda-approves-lyrica-cr-pregabalin-extended-release-tablets-cv. Accessed October 30, 2017.
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