A 48-year-old member asked:
what is the difference between the medications neurontin (gabapentin) and lyrica (pregabalin)?
1 doctor answer
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX answered
39 years experience Pharmacology
Basically price: Gabapentin is older and available generically, so much cheaper. Lyrica (pregabalin) is newer dosages are different and somewhat less frequent than gabapentin. Lyrica (pregabalin)- because it is newer has more indications ( labelled uses- ie postherpetic neuralgia and fibromyalgia) but Gabapentin will work just as well. Gabapentin(neurontin) was originally marketed for seizure disorders but more commonly used for neuralgi.
Answered on Oct 4, 2018
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