Gabapentinoids – Gabapentin and Pregabalin

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ngd- Because these medications are very commonly used, it is important to understand their benefits and dangers…

Gabapentin is the 10th most prescribed drug in the United States and use is increasing.  In 2002, 1% of adults were taking gabapentinoids (gabapentin and or pregabalin).  By 2015 that number increased to 4% of US adults.

There are a lot of reasons that may explain the massive increase in use of these drugs.  One thing is clear, it is not because people are using it for FDA approved indications.  The FDA-approved indications for gabapentin are only for treating patients with partial seizures or postherpetic neuralgia. However, most gabapentin prescriptions are written off-label indications.

On today’s podcast we talk all about the Gabapentinoids – Gabapentin and Pregabalin – with Tasce Bongiovanni, Donovan Maust and Nisha Iyer.   It’s a big episode covering a lot of topics.

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