Pregabalin is prescribed to relieve neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves) that can occur in your arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, or toes if you have diabetes or in the area of your rash if you have had shingles (a painful rash that occurs after infection with herpes zoster). It is also used to treat fibromyalgia (a long-lasting condition that may cause pain, muscle stiffness and tenderness, tiredness, and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Pregabalin is prescribed with other prescriptions to treat certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy. Pregabalin is in a class of prescriptions called anticonvulsants. It works by decreasing the number of pain signals that are sent out by damaged nerves in the body.
Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain, as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures, and in generalized anxiety disorder. It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin.
Strip of ten capsules