How to take Lyrcia

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   Posted 10/17/2008 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
What is the proper way to take Lyrica? My doctor told me to take two to three a day. Doy you take them all at once or space them out one at a time?

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   Posted 10/17/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My dr has me taking one pill 3x a day. The first couple days he had me take 1 then up it to 2 take 2 for a couple days then up it to 3 a day. THe problem is it makes me very sleepy.

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   Posted 10/17/2008 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
When I took 450 mg (3 capsules) it was three times per day. At 600 mg it is two twice per day.


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   Posted 10/17/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I take 50mg in morning and 100mg at night...was doing 100mg both times but it was making me loopy and sleepy at work.
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   Posted 10/17/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
The drug has a half life of six hours so it is best to take it spaced out during the day. I too have trouble staying awake during the day and am presently trying to find the right spaced out doseage for me. I took Lyrica about two years ago and I took 25 mg in the am and 100 mg at night. It didn't work for me. This time I started with 25 three times a day then went up to 50 three times a day but got too sleepy. So now I am at 25 in the am, 50 at around 3pm and 50 in the evening around 9 or 10. I'll let you know how I do in the end.

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