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Lyrica vs Gabapentin 300 mg, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 62

This is personalized comparison of Lyrica vs Gabapentin 300 mg for a male aged 62. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,459 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

Gabapentin 300 mg (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of gabapentin.

On May, 12, 2014: 7,619 male patients aged 57 who take the same drugs are studied in Lyrica vs Gabapentin 300 mg

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male57Post Herpetic Neuralgia

Drugs to compare:

Lyrica pregabalinnot specified
Gabapentin 300 mg gabapentinnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 57 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

LyricaGabapentin 300 mg

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
LyricaGabapentin 300 mg
Drug IneffectivePain
Weight IncreasedDrug Ineffective
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Fatigue
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Anxiety
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Depression
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
Vision BlurredPyrexia

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
LyricaGabapentin 300 mg
Suicidal IdeationCompleted Suicide
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)Tremor
Balance DisorderSexual Dysfunction
Breath OdourFeeling Abnormal
FallNeuropathy Peripheral
Confusional StateGun Shot Wound
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Depression
Erectile DysfunctionDrug Ineffective
Nightmare (unpleasant dream)Somnolence

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Gabapentin 300 mg5.43%34.78%35.87%17.39%6.52%

Comments from or about the patient:

Mental fuzziness, peripheral edema & weight gain

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On eHealthMe, Lyrica (pregabalin) is often used to treat fibromyalgia. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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