Lyrica vs Tramadol for Chronic Pain

Lyrica
(Rx)
Tramadol
(Rx)
Lyrica is a nervous system medication and an epilepsy medication.
Tramadol is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Chronic Pain
5.0
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Chronic Pain
2.9
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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December 30, 2004
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
178,594 Discussions
245,672 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Fibromyalgia
#2 for Nerve Pain
#3 for Depression
#4 for Anxiety
#6 for Neuropathy
#7 for Numbness
#8 for Seizures
#9 for Chronic Pain
#10 for Migraines
#11 for Spasms
#12 for Tingling
#13 for Leg Pain
#14 for RLS
#15 for Sciatica
#16 for Shingles
Lyrica is prescribed for Fibromyalgia, Nerve Pain, Neuropathy and Numbness and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Anxiety, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#3 for Depression
#4 for Pain Relief
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Anxiety
#7 for Headaches
#8 for Back Pain
#9 for Chronic Pain
#10 for RLS
#11 for Arthritis
#12 for Nerve Pain
#13 for Migraines
#14 for Severe Pain
Tramadol is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Withdrawal Symptoms, although this is not an approved use.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Lyr
Dizziness
7
Nausea
4
Weight Loss
4
Drowsiness
4
Blurred Vision
2
Euphoria
2
Rash
1
Dry Mouth
1
Bloating
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Tra
Nausea
7
Euphoria
4
Dizziness
4
Serotonin Syndrome
3
Hallucinations
1
Tingling
1
Dry Mouth
1
Rash
1
Paranoia
1
Head Zaps
1
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Dizziness
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Tra
7
4
Nausea
Lyr
Tra
4
7
Weight Loss
Lyr
Tra
4
0
Drowsiness
Lyr
Tra
4
0
Blurred Vision
Lyr
Tra
2
0
Euphoria
Lyr
Tra
2
4
Rash
Lyr
Tra
1
1
Dry Mouth
Lyr
Tra
1
1
Bloating
Lyr
Tra
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Lyr
Tra
1
0
Nausea
Tra
Lyr
7
4
Euphoria
Tra
Lyr
4
2
Dizziness
Tra
Lyr
4
7
Serotonin Syndrome
Tra
Lyr
3
0
Hallucinations
Tra
Lyr
1
0
Tingling
Tra
Lyr
1
0
Dry Mouth
Tra
Lyr
1
1
Rash
Tra
Lyr
1
1
Paranoia
Tra
Lyr
1
0
Head Zaps
Tra
Lyr
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Tramadol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Lyrica and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Tramadol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, 225 mg, 300 mg
Solution: 20 mg/mL
Capsule: 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg
Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Pregabalin
Tramadol Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lyrica and Tramadol: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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