SN instructed patient / caregiver regarding medication Lyrica. SN instructed patient that Lyrica is used to relieve nerve pain as in fibromyalgia and neuralgia. SN explained to patient / caregiver that side effects of this medication includes ataxia, dizziness, peripheral edema, tremors, and weight gain. SN instructed to notify physician ( MD ) if experiencing persistence or worsening of side effects.
Taught that Lyrica is used to treat pain caused by nerve damage due to diabetes.
Taught that Lyrica is an oral medication that is used for treating pain caused by neurologic diseases such as postherpetic neuralgia as well as seizures. It also is used for treating fibromyalgia.
Taught that Lyrica works best when the amount of medicine in the body is kept at a constant level; therefore, it is best to take this medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day.
Taught that Lyrica is to be taken by mouth, with or without food.