What is Pregabalin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Lyrica Maxgalin Provelyn

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Pregabalin is an analgesic and anti-convulsant drug that may be used to manage pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic (shingles) neuralgia, or as an adjunctive treatment for partial-onset seizure disorder in adults and for the management of fibromyalgia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
fibromyalgia 5,186 2,381
Pain 1,251 663
myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 718 387
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 471 223
generalized anxiety disorder 278 189
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 96 39

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 905
Moderate 885
Mild 682
None 701

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pregabalin

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 588
Dizziness 221
Brain fog 163
Blurry vision 144
Fatigue 144
Problems concentrating 116

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pregabalin

Dosage Patients
150 mg twice daily 72
75 mg twice daily 65
150 mg daily 55
300 mg daily 39
75 mg three times daily 34
300 mg twice daily 34
75 mg daily 31
100 mg twice daily 31
150 mg three times daily 30
100 mg three times daily 27

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Why patients stopped taking Pregabalin

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1715
Did not seem to work 1208
Doctor's advice 400
Expense 398
Other 257
Change in health plan coverage 115
Personal research 106
Course of treatment ended 56
See all 2835 patients who've stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration

Currently taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 51
6 months - 1 year 73
1 - 2 years 102
2 - 5 years 205
5 - 10 years 243
10 years or more 82

Stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 684
1 - 6 months 918
6 months - 1 year 476
1 - 2 years 352
2 - 5 years 334
5 - 10 years 70
10 years or more 17
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2482
Usually 382
Sometimes 93
Never taken as prescribed 216
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 278
Somewhat hard to take 363
A little hard to take 440
Not at all hard to take 2092
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 112
$100-199 152
$50-99 317
$25-49 468
< $25 880
Not specified 1244

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pregabalin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 243
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 74
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 19
Tramadol (Ultram) 12
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 6

Show all 63 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Pregabalin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 112
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 68
Milnacipran (Savella) 9
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 7
Tramadol (Ultram) 7

Show all 68 treatments patients report switching to

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263 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

Apr 28, 2017 (Started May 28, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it icrease weight , and cellulit sensation around the body

Jun 1, 2014 (Started May 28, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily

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Feb 1, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Sweating increased, Nausea, Swelling in legs, feet and ankles, Headaches, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I developed EVERY side effect listed, just about. It was a disaster.

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Jan 3, 2017 (Started Nov 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: Try to handle taking lower doses to handle your pain because the higher the dose the more likely you are to encounter side affects! My perfect dosage to almost completly wipe out my fibro pain is 300 mg 3 x's a day ( i was in the reasearch program for lyrica) but the side effect that always comes for me is the weight gain but on lower doses it does'nt effect my weight very much!

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