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Lyrica Linked to Major Birth Defects

According to a recent study published by the Neurology medical journal, Lyrica (pregabalin) has been associated with increased risks of major birth defects when taken during pregnancy. Lyrica is an FDA-approved drug used to treat neuropathic pain and epilepsy. It may often be prescribed “off-label” for various other conditions such as depression, fibromyalgia, anxiety, hot flashes, bipolar disorder, shingles, and migraines.

The study was used to determine the outcomes of pregnancies in women who took Lyrica. The results were collected from a group of 164 exposed pregnancies and 656 controlled pregnancies. The women who took the drug were using it for various reasons. Fifteen used Lyrica for neuropathic pain, 39 for psychiatric problems, 5 for epilepsy, and 1 for restless leg syndrome. According to the results, women who took Lyrica were three times more likely to have a child born with a major birth defect.

These defects include:

  • Heart defects
  • Central nervous system defects
  • Skeletal system defects
  • Skin or vascular defects

Unfortunately, the women taking Lyrica were also found to be three times more likely to terminate the pregnancy due to a possible defect. If this occurred to you, we want to help as much as we can. You can contact us at (713) 621-7944 to discuss your situation.

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The defective drug lawyers at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. are investigating the recent results of this study to determine the adverse effects of Lyrica when taken by pregnant women. If you were taking Lyrica during your pregnancy and your baby was born with a major birth defect, you may have a potential claim. We encourage you to speak with us in a free consultation to learn what options you may have.

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