Lyrica approved for use in GAD

The licensed indications for Lyrica (pregabalin) have been extended to include the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).

The recommended adult dose for use in the new indication is 150 to 600mg daily in two or three divided doses. The dose should be started at 150mg daily then, based on the patient's response, titrated in 150mg daily increments at weekly intervals to a maximum of 600mg daily.

Relief of symptoms may be expected within one week. The need for continued treatment should be reassessed regularly.

Lyrica is also indicated for use as adjunctive therapy in epilepsy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalisation and is available in seven different strengths: 25mg, 50mg, 75mg, 100mg, 150mg, 200mg and 300mg.

Further information: Pfizer Ltd, Walton Oaks, Dorking Road, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7NS. Tel: (01304) 616161.

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