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 5,318 2,440
Pain 1,293 701
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 732 399
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 475 229
Generalized anxiety disorder 282 191

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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
907
Moderate
904
Mild
703
None
742

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pregabalin

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 641
Dizziness 215
Blurry vision 146
Fatigue 142
Brain fog 134
Problems concentrating 113

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pregabalin

Dosage Patients
150 mg twice daily 65
75 mg twice daily 54
150 mg daily 45
300 mg daily 44
150 mg three times daily 33
100 mg twice daily 32
75 mg daily 31
300 mg twice daily 28
50 mg daily 25
100 mg daily 24

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Why patients stopped taking Pregabalin

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1750
Did not seem to work 1238
Doctor's advice 411
Expense 411
Other 269
Change in health plan coverage 120
Personal research 109
Course of treatment ended 61
See all 2910 patients who've stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration

Currently taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 36
6 months - 1 year 52
1 - 2 years 81
2 - 5 years 178
5 - 10 years 229
10 years or more 77

Stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 762
1 - 6 months 897
6 months - 1 year 457
1 - 2 years 361
2 - 5 years 358
5 - 10 years 72
10 years or more 18
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2548
Usually 386
Sometimes 98
Never taken as prescribed 224
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 283
Somewhat hard to take 368
A little hard to take 444
Not at all hard to take 2161
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 119
$100-199 153
$50-99 325
$25-49 482
< $25 900
Not specified 1277

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pregabalin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 300
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 84
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 18
Tramadol (Ultram) 12
Milnacipran (Savella) 7

Show all 64 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Pregabalin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 133
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 74
Milnacipran (Savella) 13
Tramadol (Ultram) 10
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 8

Show all 69 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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