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 5,285 2,419
Pain 1,279 686
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 727 393
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 474 227
Generalized anxiety disorder 281 191

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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
906
Moderate
894
Mild
695
None
732

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pregabalin

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 596
Dizziness 215
Blurry vision 144
Fatigue 142
Brain fog 130
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 53
150 mg daily 48
300 mg daily 42
100 mg twice daily 30
150 mg three times daily 29
100 mg daily 27
300 mg twice daily 26
50 mg daily 25
75 mg daily 25

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Why patients stopped taking Pregabalin

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1740
Did not seem to work 1226
Expense 407
Doctor's advice 405
Other 264
Change in health plan coverage 116
Personal research 107
Course of treatment ended 58
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Duration

Currently taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 52
6 months - 1 year 52
1 - 2 years 84
2 - 5 years 180
5 - 10 years 221
10 years or more 71

Stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 694
1 - 6 months 927
6 months - 1 year 484
1 - 2 years 357
2 - 5 years 349
5 - 10 years 70
10 years or more 18
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2528
Usually 382
Sometimes 96
Never taken as prescribed 221
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 280
Somewhat hard to take 365
A little hard to take 443
Not at all hard to take 2139
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 118
$100-199 154
$50-99 324
$25-49 480
< $25 891
Not specified 1260

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pregabalin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 287
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 83
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) 127
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 75
Milnacipran (Savella) 12
Tramadol (Ultram) 10
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 7

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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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