Medications

Gabapentin and pregabalin become class C drugs

An expert in mental health and addiction at the University of York comments on the Government's move to make gabapentin and pregabalin a class C drug.

Medications

Ambulance call-outs for pregabalin have spiked – here's why

Pregabalin (sold under the brand name Lyrica) is prescribed as an anti-epileptic and a painkiller for nerve pain. Australian prescriptions of pregabalin have risen significantly in the past five years. It's now in the top ...

Medications

Odds of death up with exposure to pregabalin, opioids

(HealthDay)—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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combo Rx for fibromyalgia tied to higher adherence

(HealthDay)—Medication adherence is better for combination prescription initiators with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), although expenditures for total health care are higher with combination prescriptions, according to a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No relief in sight for those suffering from sciatica

A drug increasingly being prescribed for treating sciatica has been revealed to be no better than placebo, in new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antioxidant-pregabalin cuts pain in chronic calcific pancreatitis

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic calcific pancreatitis (CCP), antioxidant-pregabalin combination is associated with significant pain reduction, according to a study published online March 6 in the Journal of Gastroenterology ...

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