Real-World Treatment of Post-herpetic Neuralgia with Gabapentin or Pregabalin

@inproceedings{Johnson2013RealWorldTO,
  title={Real-World Treatment of Post-herpetic Neuralgia with Gabapentin or Pregabalin},
  author={Phaedra T Johnson and Laura K. Becker and Rachel Halpern and Michael 0. Sweeney},
  booktitle={Clinical drug investigation},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There are limited data examining the real-world use of gabapentin and pregabalin for the treatment of post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). This study examines dosing patterns, therapy outcomes, healthcare utilization and costs of patients with PHN who initiate treatment with gabapentin or pregabalin. METHODS This was a retrospective administrative claims data analysis from July 2005 to February 2010. Patients with PHN initiating gabapentin or pregabalin (index therapy… CONTINUE READING