Pregabalin

FDA Approves New Treatment for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Postherpetic Neuralgia

FDA Approves New Treatment for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Postherpetic Neuralgia

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The FDA has approved Lyrica CR, a once-daily treatment for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and the management of postherpetic neuralgia.

Gabapentin, Pregabalin Effective for Burn-Related Pruritus, Neuropathic Pain

Gabapentin, Pregabalin Effective for Burn-Related Pruritus, Neuropathic Pain

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The use of gabapentin, pregabalin, or both is effective for reducing pruritus and neuropathic pain in burn survivors.

Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain to Achieve Therapeutic Dose

Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain to Achieve Therapeutic Dose

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Patients with neuropathic pain are more likely to achieve effective therapeutic dose when treated with pregabalin compared with gabapentin.

Preemptive Analgesia to Prevent Chronic Postsurgical Pain

Preemptive Analgesia to Prevent Chronic Postsurgical Pain

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Preemptive analgesia seeks to prevent central sensitization and ensuing chronic pain, a concept that has shown promising results in preliminary studies.

Neuropathic Pain: Assessing Safety, Efficacy of Higher Pregabalin Doses

Neuropathic Pain: Assessing Safety, Efficacy of Higher Pregabalin Doses

Patients with neuropathic pain who do not respond to a low dose of pregabalin can benefit from a higher dose.

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Assessing Treatment Patterns to Improve Outcomes

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Assessing Treatment Patterns to Improve Outcomes

In a 3-year period, 45% of patients with trigeminal neuralgia received at least 3 unique treatments.

Pregabalin for Sciatica: Is It Effective?

Pregabalin for Sciatica: Is It Effective?

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In patients with sciatica pain, treatment with pregabalin did not significantly reduce pain intensity compared with placebo.

Assessing Pregabalin Efficacy With Concomitant Neuropathic Pain Medications

Assessing Pregabalin Efficacy With Concomitant Neuropathic Pain Medications

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The therapeutic efficacy of pregabalin in treating 2 types neuropathic pain (NeP) is not influenced by concomitant NeP medications.

Costs of Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Costs of Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Lower cost for pregabalin Tx due to lower use of concomitant medications, fewer primary care visits, and fewer days of sick leave.

Pregabalin Also Effective for Established Neuropathic Pain

Pregabalin Also Effective for Established Neuropathic Pain

In all patients together, pregabalin significantly improved pain score at end point versus placebo; similar results were seen in each pain duration category.

Functional Improvements Related to Neuropathic Pain Relief in SCI Patients

Functional Improvements Related to Neuropathic Pain Relief in SCI Patients

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Pregabalin was associated with shifts toward greater pain relief and improved function compared to placebo.

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