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Lyrica CR Latest News

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Extended Release Drugs: Are They Right For You?

Katie Mui - November 16, 2017

One of the biggest downsides to taking a medication is side effects. After a dose of most drugs, the amount in the bloodstream spikes quickly, and then is flushed away within the course of a few hours. This means the amount of medicine in the body can vary at any point in time – and that spike can mean nasty side effects.

This problem is exactly what extended release (often noted as ER or XR) drugs were designed for. See More

FDA Approves Extended Release Version of Lyrica

Roni Shye - November 15, 2017

Lyrica is a common anti-epileptic used to treat muscle pain, fibromyalgia, and seizures. On October 12th, the FDA approved a new extended release version of LyricaLyrica CR.

What is Lyrica CR prescribed for?

Lyrica CR is for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).

What does CR mean?

The CR means this is an extended release formulation (aka controlled release). See More

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