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Lyrica with Gabapentin

Aug 30, 2017 8:25 PM

Hello all. I was at my Rhuemy the other day and she upped my Gabapentin and added Lyrica. I asked if it was ok to take both and she said yes. I then went and asked the pharmacist about it and he said he's only ever seen the combination once or twice before and that it's "probably " safe. Anyone else here take Gabapentin and Lyrica together?

Aug 30, 2017 8:40 PM

I take cymbalta and gabapentine but I do know there are a few pain here that take lyrics and gabapentin.

Aug 30, 2017 10:44 PM

That sounds very odd to me when both medications are very similar treating the same issues . I would check with my other doctors. I have never seen someone taking both at the same time.

Sep 01, 2017 7:26 PM

I take both of these medications. My neurologist prescribed Lyrica for migraines, and my psychatrist prescribed gabapentin for anxiety. Both doctors are aware of all of the meds I take.
If you are prone to getting sleepy be careful taking them together. These drugs are very similar but are a little different.
If your doctor knew all the meds you are taking, I don't see why it wouldn't be safe, just be careful and see how it affects you before driving or things like that.

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