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 5,342 2,458
Pain 1,297 701
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 727 397
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 470 233
Generalized anxiety disorder 284 194

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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 910
Moderate 912
Mild 708
None 750

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pregabalin

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 644
Dizziness 216
Blurry vision 145
Fatigue 142
Brain fog 133
Problems concentrating 116

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pregabalin

Dosage Patients
75 mg twice daily 71
150 mg twice daily 54
150 mg daily 53
300 mg daily 41
150 mg three times daily 35
100 mg twice daily 31
300 mg twice daily 31
100 mg daily 27
75 mg daily 24
450 mg daily 24

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Why patients stopped taking Pregabalin

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1757
Did not seem to work 1247
Doctor's advice 417
Expense 415
Other 270
Change in health plan coverage 120
Personal research 113
Course of treatment ended 62
See all 2924 patients who've stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration

Currently taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 54
1 - 2 years 78
2 - 5 years 177
5 - 10 years 232
10 years or more 102

Stopped taking Pregabalin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 765
1 - 6 months 898
6 months - 1 year 457
1 - 2 years 363
2 - 5 years 361
5 - 10 years 77
10 years or more 19
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2559
Usually 396
Sometimes 97
Never taken as prescribed 228
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 286
Somewhat hard to take 371
A little hard to take 450
Not at all hard to take 2173
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 123
$100-199 155
$50-99 327
$25-49 484
< $25 902
Not specified 1289

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pregabalin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 313
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 82
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 18
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) 135
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 73
Milnacipran (Savella) 13
Tramadol (Ultram) 10
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 9

Show all 70 treatments patients report switching to

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264 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

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
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