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 ...

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.

Diabetes

Drugs similar in efficacy for neuropathic pain in diabetes

(HealthDay)—In the treatment of patients with chronic diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP), there are no significant differences in pain-relief efficacy between amitriptyline, duloxetine, and pregabalin; however, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drugs may help relieve restless legs syndrome

(HealthDay)—People suffering from restless legs syndrome may find some relief by taking one of several drugs approved to treat the condition, a new review confirms.

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