Anticonvulsant Medicines for Fibromyalgia
An Anticonvulsant Answer To Fibromyalgia-Lyrica.
Anticonvulsant medicines for fibromyalgia include Lyrica.
Lyrica (also known as pregabalin) is the only FDA approved anticonvulsant to treat fibromyalgia.
The manufacturer of Lyica, Pfizer, was founded in 1849 and has its corporate office is located in New York, NY. Now Pfizer has more than 81,900 employees that work in 150 countries around the world in order to discover, develop, manufacture and deliver valuable, safe and effective prescriptions like anticonvulsant medicines for fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that is can be quite debilitating if left untreated.
People suffering from this condition often have chronic muscle pain, tender and painful joints, along with fatigue and sleep disturbances. It is important to talk to your doctor if you feel you have any of these symptoms. Anticonvulsant medicines for fibromyalgia like Lyrica may be particularly beneficial if you suffer from partial on set seizures as well because it is an anticonvulsant.
Being the first of its kind, Lyrica is in a class by itself. Pfizer, also makes Celebrex, Zoloft and Mirapex (which is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’ disease, but is also undergoing studies for effective treatment of fibromyalgia); all of which are used to treat this condition.
Other companies that produce anticonvulsant medicines for fibromyalgia, such as Glaxo-Smith-Kline and Eli Lily, have other prescription drugs to treat fibromyalgia. Some of the other medications that can be used to treat this condition (besides Lyrica) are Celebrex, Cymbalta, Prozac, Zoloft, Flexeril, and Ultram.
All of these are either antidepressants, pain relievers or muscle relaxers. Currently Gabapentin, Neurontin and Ativan are being studied to help ease some nerve pain.
Lyrica, an anticonvulsant medicine for fibromyalgia, is believed to work by reducing the numbers of electrical signals that are sent out by damaged or over excited nerves and also treats muscle pain. Lyrica has been approved to treat other conditions since 2004 and was approved to treat fibromyalgia in June of 2007. Some patients who use Lyrica can feel the effects within as little as one week.