Pregabalin Addiction: Case Report of a Young Adult

  • Nitin Chaudhary
  • Sapna Jain
Keywords: Pregabalin, Addiction, Abuse, Dependence


Pregabalin has been used widely for the treatment of neuropathic pain, generalized anxiety disorders and epilepsy. Data is scarce and much is not known about the addictive potential of pregabalin. Herein, we report details of a young adult who got addicted to pregabalin and approached for a smooth withdrawal. The subject had a successful outcome. Literature suggests a growing concern for the abuse of pregabalin. Risk factors associated with the development of addictive behavior with pregabalin need to be assessed.


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Author Biographies

Nitin Chaudhary

MD (Medicine), Private Practitioner and Consultant Doctor, Bhopal, India

Sapna Jain

MBBS, Private Practitioner, Smiles Multispeciality Clinic, Bhatinda, India


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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0403.06172
Published: 2020-06-20
How to Cite
Nitin Chaudhary, Sapna Jain. Pregabalin Addiction: Case Report of a Young Adult. IHRJ [Internet]. 2020Jun.20 [cited 2022Aug.11];4(3):60-3. Available from: