Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant used for the treatment of neuropathic pain conditions and fibromyalgia and for the treatment of partial seizures (epilepsy) in combination with other anticonvulsants.
Pregabalin is indicated for the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain associated with spinal cord injury, and as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial seizures in patients 1 month of age and older. Additionally, it can be used for generalized anxiety disorder and for epilepsy. Pregabalin is administered orally.
Pregabalin was discovered by U.S. chemist Richard Bruce Silverman. In 2004, pregabalin was approved in the U.S. and the EU.