[Pregabalin--a drug with abuse potential?].

@article{Skopp2012PregabalinaDW,
  title={[Pregabalin--a drug with abuse potential?].},
  author={Gisela Skopp and Gisela Zimmer},
  journal={Archiv fur Kriminologie},
  year={2012},
  volume={229 1-2},
  pages={44-54}
}
A case of pregabalin misuse associated with delusional ideas in a drug addict is reported. Pregabalin has been approved as an adjunct therapy for epilepsy, but also for neuropathic pain and generalized anxiety disorders and is widely used today. It has also been used in clinical trials to study its potential utility as a treatment for tobacco, alcohol and benzodiazepine addiction. Web sites, case reports and an epidemiological study (Swedish National Register of Adverse Drug Reactions) suggest… CONTINUE READING
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