What is pregabalin prescribed for?

Pregabalin is prescribed for several medical conditions, including:

  1. Neuropathic pain: Pregabalin is approved to treat pain caused by damaged nerves. This could include pain from diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia (nerve pain caused by shingles), and pain after spinal cord injury.
  2. Epilepsy: Pregabalin is also used to treat partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. It is often used in combination with other anti-seizure medications.
  3. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): Pregabalin is approved to treat GAD in adults. It is used to reduce symptoms of anxiety, such as excessive worry, restlessness, and irritability.
  4. Fibromyalgia: Pregabalin is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat fibromyalgia. This is a condition characterized by widespread pain and tenderness in the muscles and soft tissues, as well as fatigue and sleep disturbances.

It’s important to note that pregabalin is a controlled substance in many countries due to its potential for abuse and dependence, so it is generally prescribed under close medical supervision.

There are various forms of drugs available, such as tablets or liquids, and each may have a separate patient information leaflet (PIL) for different doses. It is important to refer to the PIL for the specific form and dose of the drug that you have been prescribed.

You can search for further information and PILs on websites such as: