What is Pregabalin?

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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 5,357 2,463
Pain 1,303 704
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 727 396
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 471 234
Generalized anxiety disorder 282 194

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 914
Moderate 913
Mild 713
None 754

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pregabalin

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 647
Dizziness 216
Blurry vision 145
Fatigue 142
Brain fog 133
Problems concentrating 116

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pregabalin

Dosage Patients
75 mg twice daily 62
150 mg twice daily 49
150 mg daily 45
300 mg daily 40
300 mg twice daily 32
150 mg three times daily 31
100 mg twice daily 28
100 mg daily 23
100 mg three times daily 23
75 mg daily 21

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Why patients stopped taking Pregabalin

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1763
Did not seem to work 1247
Doctor's advice 419
Expense 414
Other 271
Change in health plan coverage 122
Personal research 114
Course of treatment ended 64
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Duration

Currently taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 27
6 months - 1 year 28
1 - 2 years 66
2 - 5 years 165
5 - 10 years 216
10 years or more 110

Stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 767
1 - 6 months 900
6 months - 1 year 459
1 - 2 years 363
2 - 5 years 359
5 - 10 years 79
10 years or more 20
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2570
Usually 398
Sometimes 97
Never taken as prescribed 229
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 286
Somewhat hard to take 372
A little hard to take 450
Not at all hard to take 2186
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 123
$100-199 155
$50-99 328
$25-49 483
< $25 910
Not specified 1295

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pregabalin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 326
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 84
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 19
Tramadol (Ultram) 12
Milnacipran (Savella) 7

Show all 67 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Pregabalin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 137
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 73
Milnacipran (Savella) 13
Tramadol (Ultram) 10
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 9

Show all 69 treatments patients report switching to

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266 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

Jul 8, 2018 (Started Feb 21, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 26, 2018 (Started Jun 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Jun 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Twice daily

Nov 10, 2014 (Started Jun 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 6, 2018 (Started Feb 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic neuralgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: As long as you take your prescribed dosages more or less on time you fill find that the nerve pain issues can be controlled, but only once you hit 150mg per dose or over. Below you have to be constantly on your guard
Cost: < $25 monthly

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