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on high dose neurontin considering lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia. what do i need to know?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. Recent studies have shown that Pregabalin is effective at treating chronic pain in disorders such as fibromyalgia and spinal cord injury. In june 2007, Pregabalin became the first medication approved by the U.S. Food and drug administration specifically for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Neurontin is not approved for this use (but is used.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
Talk to doctor: When treating fibromyalgia in my practice, i encourage my patients to understand the nature of the illness, and how medicines work to treat the symptoms. Sometimes, when a person says they are taking a high dose, it's actually a normal, therapeutic dose. Lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin may be taken together for added benefit. You need to carefully discuss all of this in detail with your treating physician.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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