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Management of Pregabalin Use Disorder: A Case Series

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Pregabalin is indicated for the treatment of partial epilepsy, generalized anxiety disorder, and neuropathic pain. The first reports on pregabalin use disorder have been published in Europe in 2010 and notified to the French Addictovigilance Network (FAN) in 2011. The management of pregabalin use disorder is challenging due to the risks associated with the abrupt withdrawal and lack of guidelines. In this retrospective observational study, the management of pregabalin use disorder was analyzed in eight cases reported to the addictovigilance center of Montpellier, France, between 2019 and 2020. Most of these patients had a history of illicit psychoactive substance use. During the withdrawal period, patients experienced mainly psychiatric problems, nervous system symptoms, general disorders, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Multiple strategies were proposed for these patients to manage pregabalin withdrawal, such as hospitalization and pregabalin gradual dose reduction with or without adjuvant medications. Two patients relapsed and the others were lost to follow up. Although other reports of pregabalin use disorder have been published, recommendations or guidelines for its management are not yet available. The current case series and the previous reports suggest that the use of adjunctive therapy may be useful to limit the risk of convulsions and anxiety.
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hal-03634923 , version 1 (08-04-2022)

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Lisa Langlumé, Céline Eiden, Sophie Roy, Floriane Taruffi, Julien Gambier, et al.. Management of Pregabalin Use Disorder: A Case Series. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 2021, pp.1-6. ⟨10.1080/02791072.2021.2013579⟩. ⟨hal-03634923⟩
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