Tox Tuesday: Nerve pain and gabapentinoids

Due to the ongoing opioid crisis, some health care providers are being advised to exercise caution when prescribing opioid painkillers to patients, because of the risk of dependency or abuse. Now, some say this situation could end up reflected with another medication: gabapentinoids, a category of drugs that includes gabapentin and pregabalin.

Gabapentinoids are analgesics […]

Tox Tuesday: Gabapentin/Pregabalin

For this special edition of Tox Tuesday, we’re looking at two drugs: their similarities, differences, abuse and more. We’re going to go in depth with gabapentin and pregabalin, both of which are anticonvulsant drugs.

First up, gabapentin: originally developed to treat epilepsy, but is now also being used to relieve neuropathic pain. In […]