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Pregabalin is a prescription only medicine used to treat epilepsy and neuropathic pain. Pregabalin is manufactured as either white, white and orange or orange capsules.
How is it taken
Pregabalin capsules are normally swallowed.
Pregabalin can produce feelings of euphoria, relaxation and calmness. It can also enhance/increase the euphoric effects of other drugs, like opiates.
Pregabalin can cause dizziness, drowsiness and confusion, all of which can put you at risk of hurting yourself. Manufacturers recommend that, when used as a medicine, pregabalin is not used by women who are breastfeeding and should only be used by pregnant women if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
Pregabalin’s most common side effects include: constipation, vomiting and feelings of wanting to vomit, flatulence, poor muscle control, trouble sleeping, weight gain, visual disturbances, like blurred vision. Less commonly, pregabalin can cause: hallucinations, heart problems (including heart failure), depression, agitation and panic attacks.
Pregabalin is a Class C drug, which means it’s illegal to have for yourself, give away or sell. Possession can get you up to 2 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.
Supplying someone else, even your friends, can get you up to 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both. Pregabalin is a prescription-only medicine and can only be prescribed following a consultation with a doctor.
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