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 5,202 2,390
Pain 1,257 668
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 718 390
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 472 225
Generalized anxiety disorder 279 190
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 96 39

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  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 906
Moderate 888
Mild 685
None 708

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pregabalin

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 592
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 64
150 mg daily 51
75 mg twice daily 50
100 mg twice daily 34
300 mg daily 32
150 mg three times daily 32
75 mg three times daily 26
75 mg daily 25
50 mg twice daily 25
300 mg twice daily 24

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Why patients stopped taking Pregabalin

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1721
Did not seem to work 1210
Doctor's advice 400
Expense 399
Other 258
Change in health plan coverage 115
Personal research 107
Course of treatment ended 56
See all 2841 patients who've stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration

Currently taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 53
6 months - 1 year 69
1 - 2 years 87
2 - 5 years 189
5 - 10 years 210
10 years or more 68

Stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 684
1 - 6 months 919
6 months - 1 year 477
1 - 2 years 353
2 - 5 years 338
5 - 10 years 69
10 years or more 17
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2494
Usually 382
Sometimes 94
Never taken as prescribed 217
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 279
Somewhat hard to take 365
A little hard to take 439
Not at all hard to take 2104
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 112
$100-199 152
$50-99 317
$25-49 471
< $25 882
Not specified 1253

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pregabalin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 252
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 76
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 18
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) 114
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 72
Milnacipran (Savella) 9
Tramadol (Ultram) 9
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 7

Show all 67 treatments patients report switching to

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262 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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