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 5,362 2,466
Pain 1,303 706
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 728 396
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 471 234
Generalized anxiety disorder 281 194

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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 913
Moderate 916
Mild 714
None 756

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pregabalin

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 648
Dizziness 216
Blurry vision 145
Fatigue 142
Brain fog 133
Problems concentrating 117

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pregabalin

Dosage Patients
75 mg twice daily 65
150 mg twice daily 52
150 mg daily 47
300 mg daily 32
150 mg three times daily 30
100 mg twice daily 26
100 mg daily 25
300 mg twice daily 25
450 mg daily 23
100 mg three times daily 22

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Why patients stopped taking Pregabalin

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1762
Did not seem to work 1248
Doctor's advice 420
Expense 415
Other 271
Change in health plan coverage 122
Personal research 115
Course of treatment ended 64
See all 2933 patients who've stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration

Currently taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 32
1 - 2 years 60
2 - 5 years 157
5 - 10 years 209
10 years or more 104

Stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 765
1 - 6 months 899
6 months - 1 year 460
1 - 2 years 365
2 - 5 years 360
5 - 10 years 80
10 years or more 20
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2575
Usually 398
Sometimes 96
Never taken as prescribed 230
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 285
Somewhat hard to take 372
A little hard to take 450
Not at all hard to take 2192
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 123
$100-199 155
$50-99 330
$25-49 483
< $25 910
Not specified 1298

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 66 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Pregabalin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 138
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 73
Milnacipran (Savella) 13
Tramadol (Ultram) 10
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 9

Show all 69 treatments patients report switching to

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267 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2018 (Started Sep 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mouth sores (ulcers), excessive dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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