Lyrica Side Effects Can Cause Suicide And Suicidal Behavior. 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.