Pregabalin Dependence: A Case Report

Author(s): Athar Halaby, Sandra Abou Kassm, Wadih J. Naja.

Journal Name: Current Drug Safety

Volume 10 , Issue 2 , 2015

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Abstract:

Introduction: Pregabalin is a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) analogue approved for the treatment of neuropathic pain, partial seizure and generalized anxiety disorder. As a GABA analogue, there is a raising concern regarding the abuse potential of this drug.

Case: We present a first case of pregabalin dependence in a 26-year-old woman without a previous history of illicit drug abuse.

Discussion: Physician should be aware about the addictive potential of pregabalin even in patients without a previous history of substance abuse.

Keywords: Bipolar disorder, pregabalin, substance abuse.

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VOLUME: 10
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2015
Page: [184 - 186]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1574886309666141022101956
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