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.