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Is there a medication that's as effective as pregabalin for muscle pain but doesn't cause weight gain?

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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management
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In brief: Yes

There are a variety of other medications besides pregabalin.
Check with you physician but they all have potential side effects but can help with muscle spasm- examples include Zanaflex (tizanidine) and baclofen.

In brief: Yes

There are a variety of other medications besides pregabalin.
Check with you physician but they all have potential side effects but can help with muscle spasm- examples include Zanaflex (tizanidine) and baclofen.
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management

In brief: Depends

There are other drugs of that therapeutic class (anti-epileptics) that may work for you with less side effects.
Also other classes of meds may help such as skeletal muscle relaxants or some norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors such as effexor, nortriptyline, cymbalta, savella (milnacipran) might be weight neutral for you.

In brief: Depends

There are other drugs of that therapeutic class (anti-epileptics) that may work for you with less side effects.
Also other classes of meds may help such as skeletal muscle relaxants or some norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors such as effexor, nortriptyline, cymbalta, savella (milnacipran) might be weight neutral for you.
Dr. James Marx
Dr. James Marx
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