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Lyrica is Pregabalin. Neurontin is Gabapentin.
I didn't know Lyrica had a generic. Usually I get generic automatically but they gave me Lyrica.
Hi alex, the generic I have for neurontin is Gabapentin. I also took Lyrica and I do not think there is a generic.

That is the medical name for Lyrica, but you will not be able to get it as a generic. It is new to the market and is trademark protected for what-7 years? or is 9 years? Wouldn't it be nice if we could get it in a generic? We have serveral years before that will hit the market..bummer. maybe when the generic hits the shelves they will have figured out how to take the weight gain part of the drug out of it....
You're not kidding. I had the same problem with Gabapentin. Now with Lyrica I'm getting swollen. The pain in my hands is unbelieveable. I blame it on the meds too. The Neurologist that gave it to me says to ask my primary for a water pill. He wanted me to increase to 3 per day. Have not done yet. I have low Potassium so I doubt I will get a water pill.
I can say that here in Italy, are named the same way than in USA, Lyrica and Neurontin....