What is Pregabalin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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 5,248 2,407
Pain 1,272 679
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 723 390
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 472 225
Generalized anxiety disorder 283 194
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 97 43

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  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 907
Moderate 892
Mild 696
None 717

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pregabalin

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 593
Dizziness 215
Blurry vision 145
Fatigue 143
Brain fog 129
Problems concentrating 114

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pregabalin

Dosage Patients
150 mg twice daily 56
75 mg twice daily 49
150 mg daily 43
100 mg twice daily 34
300 mg daily 33
150 mg three times daily 32
100 mg three times daily 26
50 mg daily 24
50 mg twice daily 24
75 mg three times daily 24

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Why patients stopped taking Pregabalin

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1732
Did not seem to work 1215
Doctor's advice 405
Expense 404
Other 260
Change in health plan coverage 118
Personal research 107
Course of treatment ended 57
See all 2864 patients who've stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration

Currently taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 50
6 months - 1 year 53
1 - 2 years 81
2 - 5 years 176
5 - 10 years 197
10 years or more 66

Stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 690
1 - 6 months 924
6 months - 1 year 480
1 - 2 years 354
2 - 5 years 344
5 - 10 years 70
10 years or more 18
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2516
Usually 384
Sometimes 96
Never taken as prescribed 216
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 279
Somewhat hard to take 366
A little hard to take 442
Not at all hard to take 2125
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 113
$100-199 154
$50-99 322
$25-49 476
< $25 887
Not specified 1260

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pregabalin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 276
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 79
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 18
Tramadol (Ultram) 12
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 6

Show all 64 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Pregabalin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 120
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 74
Milnacipran (Savella) 12
Tramadol (Ultram) 10
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 8

Show all 67 treatments patients report switching to

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263 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

Apr 30, 2017 (Started Nov 03, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

  • 0 helpful marks
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