Pregabalin vs Gabapentin: A 10-question Quiz
Gabapentin and pregabalin have become popular alternatives to opioids for pain management. See what you  really know with our quick quiz.  (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven King, MD, MS Tags: Pain Source Type: news

Rescheduling of Gabapentin and Pregabalin to Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs from 1 April 2019
Gabapentin and Pregabalin will be reclassified to Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs (CDs). (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 13, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pregabalin misuse-related ambulance attendances in Victoria, 2012-2017: characteristics of patients and attendances - Crossin R, Scott D, Arunogiri S, Smith K, Dietze PM, Lubman DI.
OBJECTIVE: To compare changes in pregabalin prescribing and misuse-related ambulance attendances; to characterise the patients attended by paramedics for pregabalin misuse-related harms; to assess the association of pregabalin misuse with use of other seda... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Pregabalin misuse: the next wave of prescription medication problems - Murnion B, Conigrave KM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Evaluation of pregabalin-induced adverse events related to falls using the FDA adverse event reporting system and Japanese Adverse Drug Event Report databases - Mukai R, Hasegawa S, Umetsu R, Nakao S, Shimada K, Uranishi H, Masuta M, Suzuki H, Nishibata Y, Nakamura M.
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Pregabalin is used for neuropathic and postherpetic pain and generalized anxiety. The aim of this study was to obtain the onset profiles of adverse events (AE) related to falls (AEFs) such as "somnolence," "dizziness," "loss of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Klonopin (clonazepam)
Title: Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Klonopin (clonazepam)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 18, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lyrica vs. Hydrocodone
Title: Lyrica vs. HydrocodoneCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 18, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Off-Label Drug Research Generates'Medical Uncertainty'Off-Label Drug Research Generates'Medical Uncertainty '
Research that explores/supports off-label use of pregabalin and other medications may be misleading if early promising results are not subsequently validated, investigators suggest in a new review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Topamax (topiramate)
Title: Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Topamax (topiramate)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Savella (milnacipran)
Title: Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Savella (milnacipran)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Cymbalta (duloxetine)
Title: Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Cymbalta (duloxetine)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)
Title: Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lyrica vs. Tramadol
Title: Lyrica vs. TramadolCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 10, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Xanax (alprazolam)
Title: Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Xanax (alprazolam)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 6, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

UK Supreme Court ruling over pregabalin could cost Pfizer £500m
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pfizer scores six month extension for Lyrica patent
The FDA has handed a consolation prize to Pfizer, which is on the cusp of completely losing its patent on the company ’s best-selling drug, Lyrica. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer loses major patent battle in the U.K.
Lyrica has officially fallen off the patent cliff in Britain. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer loses drug patent fight in UK top court, may face claims
Pfizer lost the final round in a lengthy patent battle in Britain on Wednesday after the country's highest court ruled against it in a case involving its $5 billion-a-year pain drug Lyrica, exposing the company to possible financial claims. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pfizer loses blockbuster drug patent fight in UK Supreme Court
Pfizer lost the final round in a long-running patent battle in Britain on Wednesday after the country's highest court ruled against it in a case involving its $5 billion-a-year pain drug Lyrica. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smaller scrips for opioids linked to lower consumption
Quantity of opioids prescribed post-surgery even more strongly linked to higher patient use than pain level Related items fromOnMedica Pregabalin not effective for chronic pain after traumatic nerve injury Prescribe higher dose opioids for shorter time after surgery GP prescribing of opioids is still rising US Painkiller restrictions linked to rise in illegal drug trading England has clear North-South chronic pain divide (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gabapentin May Top Pregabalin for Sciatica Pain Gabapentin May Top Pregabalin for Sciatica Pain
A comparison of the anticonvulsants gabapentin and pregabalin suggests gabapentin may be superior for pain reduction in chronic sciatica. But at least one expert has concerns about this conclusion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Gabapentin Beats Pregabalin for Chronic Sciatica
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- For patients with chronic sciatica (CS), gabapentin (GBP) is superior to pregabalin (PGB), with fewer and less severe adverse events (AEs), according to a study published online Oct. 15 in JAMA Neurology. Kelvin... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Q-Collar Compression; New Views of Alzheimer's; Gabapentin vs. Pregabalin
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

‘Patients Deserve to Know’: Trump Administration Wants Drug Commercials to Show Prices
TRENTON, N.J. — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry’s main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in commercials, and they’ll start doing that next spring. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar unveiled a proposal that would apply to all brand-name drugs covered by the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which is most medicines. “Patients deserve to know what a given drug could cost when they’re being told about th...
Source: TIME: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LINDA A. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare onetime Source Type: news

Crackdown on painkillers amid addiction fears
Pregabalin and gabapentin to be reclassified as class C drugs from April, the government announces. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Painkiller Not Effective for Traumatic Nerve Injury
A new study out today in the Journal of Neurology finds that pregabalin is not effective in controlling the chronic pain that sometimes develops following traumatic nerve injury. The results of the international study, which was driven by an effort to identify effective non-opioid pain medications, did show potential in relieving in pain that sometimes lingers after surgery. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

ASK DR ELLIE CANNON: Pain pills got rid of my sciatica... but they've given me headaches
This week Dr ELLIE CANNON hears from someone who was prescribed pregabalin for her sciatica but now suffers from chronic headaches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyrica ineffective for chronic pain from traumatic nerve injury
The common painkiller pregabalin, marketed as Lyrica, was ineffective at controlling chronic pain after traumatic nerve injury, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anticonvulsant With Opioids Tied To Higher Mortality (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers call for warning labels about combining pregabalin and opioids (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Odds of Death Up With Exposure to Pregabalin, Opioids
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Concomitant exposure to pregabalin and opioids is associated with increased odds of opioid-related death, according to a research letter published online Aug. 21 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Tara Gomes, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is pregabalin?
Pregabalin oral capsule is used to treat neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. It ’s also used with other seizure drugs to treat partial onset seizures. Pregabalin oral capsule is only available as the brand-name drug Lyrica. It's not available as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Lyrica CR (Pregabalin Extended-Release Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 9, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Stop Prescribing Gabapentin and Pregabalin
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Viewpoint Source Type: news

Doctors call for painkiller crackdown over addiction fears
More than a million Britons have been prescribed pregabalin and gabapentin to treat chronic pain and anxiety. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neurontin Prescriptions Surge Amid Opioid Crisis Neurontin Prescriptions Surge Amid Opioid Crisis
Prescriptions for nerve pain medicines like Neurontin and Lyrica have more than tripled in recent years, driven by increased use among chronically ill older adults and patients already taking opioids, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Neurontin prescriptions surge amid opioid crisis
(Reuters Health) - - Prescriptions for nerve pain medicines like Neurontin and Lyrica have more than tripled in recent years, driven by increased use among chronically ill older adults and patients already taking opioids, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Intentional drug overdose involving pregabalin and gabapentin: findings from the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland, 2007-2015 - Daly C, Griffin E, Ashcroft DM, Webb RT, Perry IJ, Arensman E.
INTRODUCTION: Intentional drug overdose (IDO) is a significant public health problem. Concerns about the misuse of gabapentinoids, i.e. pregabalin and gabapentin, including their consumption in IDO have grown in recent years. This paper examines the trends... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Benefit and Harm of Pregabalin in Acute Pain Treatment Benefit and Harm of Pregabalin in Acute Pain Treatment
Is pregabalin effective for treatment of postoperative pain?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lyrica vs. Gabapentin: Which Is Better for Pain?
Title: Lyrica vs. Gabapentin: Which Is Better for Pain?Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - October 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lyrica vs. Gabapentin: Differences between Pain Relief and Uses
Title: Lyrica vs. Gabapentin: Differences between Pain Relief and UsesCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - October 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Literature Review Shows Options for Neuropathy in Long-Term Care
The literature has imperfect but important messages for long-term care regarding neuropathic pain management: the long-term care population “can still benefit from careful opioid prescribing,” that nonpharmacologic therapies have a role, and that among the non-opioid pharmacologic options “gabapentin, pregabalin, venlafaxine, and duloxetine have the best evidence for benefit.” (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Lyrica CR (Pregabalin Extended-Release Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 20, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Lyrica CR (pregabalin) Extended-Release Tablets for Neuropathic Pain Conditions
October 12, 2017 - Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lyrica CR (pregabalin) extended-release tablets CV as once-daily therapy for the management of neuropathic pain... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - October 12, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pregabalin: Spending on 'new valium' greater in north
A charity says prescribers of pregabalin need to be vigilant about a drug that was linked to 111 deaths in a year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alarming pregabalin abuse in Munich: prevalence, patterns of use and complications - Zellner N, Eyer F, Zellner T.
Background  Pregabalin is used e. g. for the treatment of neuropathic pain and anxiety disorder. Recently, its potential for abuse and addiction has become apparent. Methods From 2008 - 2015, we searched our database for the term "Pregabalin", inc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Have you been affected by the misuse of Pregabalin in the UK?
The misuse of Pregabalin, a drug used to treat anxiety and epilepsy has been linked to a rise in the number of deaths. Share your experiencesA growing number of deaths have been linked to the misuse of Pregabalin, a drug used to treat pain, anxiety and epilepsy. In 2012 there were four deaths linked to it and last year this rose to a 111.It comes after claims that the drug has flooded the black market and is being sold illegally to addicts who mix it with other drugs, such as heroin. This can increase the risk of heart failure.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers Tags: Drugs Source Type: news

Prescription drug pregabalin linked to death rise
A BBC investigation has seen first-hand of the devastating impact of the prescription drug pregabalin which has 'flooded' the black market. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A systematic review of the effectiveness of policies restricting access to pregabalin - Stacey BR, Liss J, Behar R, Sadosky A, Parsons B, Masters ET, Hlavacek P.
BACKGROUND: Formularies often employ restriction policies to reduce pharmacy costs. Pregabalin, an alpha-2-delta ligand, is approved for treatment of fibromyalgia (FM); neuropathic pain (NeP) due to postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), diabetic peripheral neuropa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Gabapentinoids Ineffective for Chronic Low Back Pain Gabapentinoids Ineffective for Chronic Low Back Pain
The gabapentinoids pregabalin and gabapentin are not effective in treating chronic low back pain (CLBP), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news