Ambulance call-outs for pregabalin have spiked - here's why
Australian prescriptions of pregabalin have risen significantly in the past five years. It’s now in the top 10 most expensive medications for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
We’ve also seen a rise in “off-label” prescription of pregabalin. For example, it is often prescribed for chronic or persisting pain even when there is no clear nerve-related cause.