FDA Has Approved Lyrica CR for Two Indications
The 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 and the management of postherpetic neuralgia. The efficacy and safety of Lyrica CR in postherpetic neuralgia was established in a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted in 801 patients with postherpetic neuralgia who entered single-blind treatment with Lyrica CR. In the study, 73.6% of patients in the Lyrica CR group achieved at least 50% improvement in pain intensity, compared with 54.6% in the placebo group. The postherpetic neuralgia data also supported the diabetic peripheral neuropathy indication. Pfizer markets Lyrica CR.