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The decision to stop or start any medication should be made in consultation with a healthcare professional who can assess individual circumstances and medical history. Both gabapentin and Lyrica (pregabalin) are prescription medications used to treat a variety of conditions, including seizures, neuropathic pain, and anxiety disorders. Both medications have a similar mechanism of action and can cause withdrawal symptoms if stopped abruptly, so it is important to follow a healthcare provider’s instructions for tapering or discontinuing use. Switching from gabapentin to Lyrica may also require a tapering process and should be done under the guidance of a healthcare professional.