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Lyrica Found To Be Effective In Reducing Neuropathic Pain In Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Shows

Wednesday 22 November 2017

 

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Lyrica Found to Be Effective in Reducing Neuropathic Pain in Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Shows

By Iqra Mumal
November 20, 2017
Copyright © 2013-2017 All rights reserved.

Physicians may consider prescribing Lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia patients who have a primary complaint of neuropathic pain, new research shows.

The study, titled “A comparison of the effectiveness of amitriptilin and pregabalin treatment in fibromyalgia patients,” was published in the journal Northern Clinics of Istanbul.

Fibromyalgia is often treated with non-standardized methods, such as the use of antidepressants, some of which have shown significant effectiveness. One such antidepressant is Elavil (amitriptyline).

Another drug that has shown efficacy in fibromyalgia treatment is Lyrica, marketed by Pfizer. Lyrica was the first drug to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for fibromyalgia treatment. Because Lyrica acts independently of antiepileptics, antidepressants, or analgesics, it can be used safely with other drugs.

 

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