Doubts over pregabalin for teen fibromyalgia

Pregabalin doesn’t seem to ease pain in teenagers with fibromyalgia, according to a new study.

The placebo-controlled trial of over 100 patients showed no significant improvement of pain ratings at 15 weeks with pregabalin (Lyrica), despite escalation of up to 450mg/day in some cases.

Although it failed the study’s primary endpoint, pregabalin did show benefits in some of the secondary endpoints,

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