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Pregabalin Side Effects

Drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty concentrating, or weight gain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any unlikely but serious side effects, including: blurred vision, unusual bleeding/bruising, unsteadiness, confusion, muscle pain/tenderness/weakness (especially if you are tired or have a fever), swelling of hands/legs/feet, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine).

A small number of people who take anticonvulsants for any condition (such as seizure, bipolar disorder, pain) may experience depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, or other mental/mood problems. Tell your doctor right away if you or your family/caregiver notice any unusual/sudden changes in your mood, thoughts, or behavior including signs of depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, thoughts about harming yourself.

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: slow/shallow breathing.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
  • infection
  • hypoglycemic disorder
  • thrombocytopenic disorder
  • acute confusion
  • depersonalization
  • suicidal ideation
  • libido changes
  • euphoria
  • behavioral disorders
  • diplopia
  • blurred vision
  • visual changes
  • conjunctivitis
  • nystagmus
  • acute bacterial otitis media
  • tinnitus
  • ecchymosis
  • sinusitis
  • bronchitis
  • respiratory depression
  • sialorrhea
  • xerostomia
  • gastroenteritis
  • constipation
  • kidney stone
  • hematuria
  • erectile dysfunction
  • gynecomastia
  • dysmenorrhea
  • amenorrhea
  • bullous pemphigoid
  • erythema
  • pruritus of skin
  • nail disorders
  • urticaria
  • blistering skin
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • muscle spasm
  • hypertonia
  • muscle weakness
  • myalgia
  • cramps in legs
  • drowsy
  • concentration difficulty
  • memory impairment
  • stupor
  • vertigo
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • fatigue
  • flu-like symptoms
  • tremor
  • muscle fasciculation
  • gait abnormality
  • ataxia
  • dyskinesia
  • hypesthesia
  • skin rash
  • edema
  • peripheral edema
  • facial edema
  • weight gain
  • increased appetite
  • headache disorder
  • dysarthria
  • wheezing
  • dyspnea
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • flatulence
  • diarrhea
  • dysuria
  • urinary incontinence
  • increased urinary frequency
  • abdominal distension
  • nervousness
  • angioedema
  • general weakness
  • acute abdominal pain
  • orgasm disorder
  • prolonged PR interval
  • symptoms of anxiety
  • disturbance in thinking
  • accidental injury
  • dyspareunia

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

A product that may interact with this drug is: orlistat.

The risk of serious side effects (such as slow/shallow breathing, severe drowsiness/dizziness) may be increased if this medication is taken with other products that may also cause drowsiness or breathing problems. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using other products such as opioid pain or cough relievers (such as codeine, hydrocodone), alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (such as carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine), or antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.