HeadMeds gives young people in the United Kingdom general information about medication. HeadMeds does not give you medical advice. Please talk to your Doctor or anyone else who is supporting you about your own situation because everyone is different. Please read more important details about our site.


Medication type:

Anticonvulsant medicine

Other names:
  • Lyrica™ "LI-ri-ka"
  • Alzain™ "Alzain"
  • Lecaent™ "Lecaent"
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What can it be used for?

  • 18 & Over
    If you are 18 or over, the doctor can prescribe pregabalin for you as a licensed medicine for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
  • Under 18
    If you are under 18, there is less research about its use and effectiveness in young people. Even so, specialists might prescribe it ‘off label’ if it is the best medicine for you.

Ways to take and what's in it?

  • Capsules

    25mg, 50mg, 75mg, 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 225mg and 300mg

  • Liquids

    (‘oral solution’) 20mg pregabalin in 1ml of medicine

Pregabalin can be used to help with generalised anxiety disorder.

If you have any thoughts of suicide, or of other ways of hurting yourself, go straight to a hospital with your medicine. This may be a side-effect, and you need urgent help.

Issues like alcohol, driving, concentration, sports, weight, sex life and fertility