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 5,290 2,425
Pain 1,280 686
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
905
Moderate
899
Mild
697
None
733

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pregabalin

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 596
Dizziness 215
Blurry vision 145
Fatigue 142
Brain fog 131
Problems concentrating 113

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pregabalin

Dosage Patients
150 mg twice daily 64
75 mg twice daily 55
150 mg daily 48
300 mg daily 42
100 mg twice daily 32
50 mg daily 30
150 mg three times daily 30
300 mg twice daily 29
100 mg daily 27
100 mg three times daily 25

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Why patients stopped taking Pregabalin

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1741
Did not seem to work 1228
Expense 407
Doctor's advice 406
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 2
1 - 6 months 57
6 months - 1 year 46
1 - 2 years 89
2 - 5 years 183
5 - 10 years 227
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 358
2 - 5 years 351
5 - 10 years 70
10 years or more 18
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2533
Usually 382
Sometimes 96
Never taken as prescribed 223
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 280
Somewhat hard to take 366
A little hard to take 443
Not at all hard to take 2145
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 118
$100-199 154
$50-99 324
$25-49 480
< $25 893
Not specified 1265

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pregabalin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 288
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 82
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) 13
Tramadol (Ultram) 10
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 7

Show all 68 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

263 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

May 10, 1999 (Started Jan 03, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pressure headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine has not helped me but I have been told by other FM patients that this has worked for them. So good luck if you are interested in trying it. I hope it works for you!
Side effects: pressure headaches

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Jan 27, 1997 (Started Jan 27, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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