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Lyrica Side Effects May Be Linked to Suicide Lawsuits

Lyrica | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Suicide, Suicidal Behavior, Dizziness, Blurred Vision, Sleepiness, Weight Gain

Lyrica & Neurontin Association

Lyrica (Generic: Pregabalin) is prescribed to patients for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Lyrica, manufactured by Pfizer, received FDA approval on December 30, 2004. Seizure patients also use Lyrica. Lyrica was manufactured as a substitute medication for Neurontin. Lyrica has only been tested and prescribed to adults 18 or older. Lyrica has not been studied in children under the age of 18. Lyrica, just like Neurontin, may cause increased risk of suicide and suicidal behavior

Other Lyrica Side Effects

General side effects associated with Lyrica can include: dizziness, blurred vision, sleepiness, weight gain, swelling (edema), muscle problems, and altered perception. Weight gain is of particular concern to those with diabetes, as this can worsen their condition. Additional animal studies also found Lyrica to cause side effects in males. Lyrica lowered the fertility of some male animal subjects throughout testing. Males who received Lyrica who did reproduce had an increased risk of birth defects in their offspring.

Free Lawsuit Case Evaluation For Victims Affected By Lyrica

If you or a loved one took Lyrica and suffered side effects, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified drug side effects attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Lawyers Investigate Anti-Seizure Drugs and Birth Defect Lawsuits

Feb 1, 2017
Lyrica, Depakote, Other Anti-Seizure Drugs and Risk of Birth Defects The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of clients who experienced birth defects related to the use of anti-epileptic, or anti-seizure medications such as Depakote or Lyrica. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a Depakote or Lyrica birth defects lawsuit. In May 2016, the journal Neurology published a...

Lyrica Linked to Birth Defects

Jun 16, 2016
A study published in the journal Neurology links Lyrica (generic: pregabalin) to an increased risk of major birth defects and a lower rate of live births. The medication is used to treat neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, seizures and anxiety disorders. The researchers, led by Ursula Winterfeld, PhD, point to the lack of research on Lyrica use during pregnancy. "To our knowledge, this prospective observational study reporting on pregnancy outcomes after in utero exposure to pregabalin is the...

Research Reveals Lyrica may be Linked to Major Birth Defects

May 23, 2016
According to a new study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, pregabalin, commonly known by its brand name, Lyrica, may cause major birth defects. Pregabalin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain, but is also prescribed "off label" for anxiety or depression, according to Medical Daily. The study found that women taking pregabalin were six times more likely to have a pregnancy with...

Doctor Accused of Falsifying Drug Studies Pleads Guilty

Feb 23, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
Dr. Scott S. Reuben, former chief of acute pain at the Bay State Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts, has pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud. As we’ve reported previously, Reuben was charged in federal court last month with falsifying studies involving the post-surgical benefits of drugs like Vioxx, Bextra, Celebrex, Effexor and Lyrica. According to the Associated Press, federal prosecutors in Massachusetts had alleged that Reuben sought and received research grants from...

Pfizer's Illegal Promotion of Bextra and Other Drugs Results in Record Settlement, Guilty Plea

Sep 3, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Pfizer Inc. and its subsidiary, Pharmacia & Upjohn Company Inc., have agreed to pay a record-setting $2.3 billion to settle claims arising from the  illegal marketing  of some drugs.  According to a U.S. Department of Justice press release,  Pharmacia & Upjohn Company has also agreed to plead guilty to a felony violation regarding off-label promotions of the painkiller Bextra. Bextra was withdrawn from the market in 2005.As we've reported previously, doctors may...

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