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

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 58
75 mg twice daily 54
150 mg daily 47
300 mg daily 44
150 mg three times daily 33
75 mg daily 32
100 mg twice daily 30
300 mg twice daily 30
50 mg daily 26
100 mg daily 26

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Why patients stopped taking Pregabalin

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1749
Did not seem to work 1238
Doctor's advice 411
Expense 411
Other 268
Change in health plan coverage 119
Personal research 109
Course of treatment ended 61
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Duration

Currently taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 37
6 months - 1 year 52
1 - 2 years 82
2 - 5 years 179
5 - 10 years 229
10 years or more 79

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 71
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

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263 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

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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Dec 31, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vertigo)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 26, 2016 (Started May 08, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

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