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Pregabalin dispensing patterns in Amman-Jordan: An observational study from community pharmacies.

Al-Husseini A, Abu-Farha R, Wazaify M, Van Hout MC.

Saudi Pharm J. 2018 Mar;26(3):306-310. doi: 10.1016/j.jsps.2018.01.012.


Reversible Thrombocytopenia after Gabapentin in an HIV-Positive Patient.

Basith M, Francis A, Bellon A.

Case Rep Psychiatry. 2018 Jan 4;2018:5927065. doi: 10.1155/2018/5927065.


USA. Amid Opioid Crisis, Cities Face Gabapentin, Too

Doctors are prescribing gabapentin more often because of its non-addictive properties, but law enforcement and drug rehabilitation programs are finding signs of abuse that exacerbate opioid abuse.

As the battle against opioid addiction continues across the country, many U.S. cities may overlook both a catalyst and its own budding crisis: the prescription nerve medication gabapentin, also known as ‘Johnnys’. (efficientgov.com, 13.02.2018)


Gabapentin dose and the 30-day risk of altered mental status in older adults: A retrospective population-based study.

Fleet JL, Dixon SN, Kuwornu PJ, Dev VK, Montero-Odasso M, Burneo J, et al. (2018)

PLoS ONE 13(3): e0193134. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193134


Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Gabapentin.

Markota M, Morgan RJ.

Case Rep Psychiatry. 2017;2017:6045017. doi: 10.1155/2017/6045017.


Prevalence of gabapentin in drug overdose postmortem toxicology testing results.

Slavova S, Miller A, Bunn TL, White JR, Kirschke D, Light T, Christy D, Thompson G, Winecker R.

Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Mar 10;186:80-85. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.01.018.



Pregabalin as adjunctive therapy in benzodiazepine discontinuation.

Caniff K, Telega E, Bostwick JR, Gardner KN.

Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018 Jan 15;75(2):67-71. doi: 10.2146/ajhp160712.



Utilization of gabapentin by people in treatment for substance use disorders in Belgium (2011-2014): a cross-sectional study.

Van Baelen L, De Ridder K, Antoine J, Gremeaux L.

Arch Public Health. 2018 Mar 19;76:17. doi: 10.1186/s13690-018-0254-8.



Cross AL, Sherman Al.

StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2017 Jun-.
2017 Dec 5.


USA. Doctors sound the alarm on "opioid alternative" gabapentin

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A drug that has been touted as a safe alternative to opioid painkillers is now on the radar of health officials and law enforcement officials as it is being found in more and more overdose death. Gabapentin is a nerve pain medication that is typically used to treat seizures and pain associated with shingles. But amid the opioi epidemic that has ripped through the country, doctors have been prescribing it for a growing number of conditions in an attempt to find new ways to offer pain relief to patients -- and more people appear to be abusing it. (CBS, USA, 02.04.2018)


A Qualitative Analysis of Gabapentin Misuse and Diversion Among People Who Use Drugs in Appalachian Kentucky.

Vickers Smith R, Boland EM, Young AM, Lofwall MR, Quiroz A, Staton M, Havens JR.

Psychol Addict Behav. 2017 Dec 14. doi: 10.1037/adb0000337.



Warum das Suchtpotenzial von Lyrica unterschätzt wird

Osnabrück. Die Schmerzmittel Lyrica und Oxycodon haben hohes Suchtpotenzial und sind offenbar in der Osnabrücker Drogenszene leicht zu bekommen. In den USA hat Präsident Donald Trump wegen der Opiodepidemie bereits den Gesundheitsnotstand erklärt. Was macht die Medikamente so gefährlich? Das erklärt Peter Flüchter, Chefarzt des Suchtmedizinischen Zentrums des Ameos-Klinikums Osnabrück. (Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, 10.03.2018)


Gabapentin for the treatment of alcohol use disorder.

Mason BJ, Quello S, Shadan F.

Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2017 Dec 23:1-12. doi: 10.1080/13543784.2018.1417383.



Rausch auf Rezept Nach Tod ihres Verlobten: Osnabrückerin warnt vor Lyrica und „Oxys“

Osnabrück. Eigentlich lief es für F. aus Osnabrück nach vielen Jahren Drogenabhängigkeit ganz gut mit dem Methadonprogramm. Doch dann begann er, Tabletten zu nehmen – Lyrica und Oxycodon. Diese Woche wurde F. beerdigt. Seine Verlobte sagt: F. ist nicht der Erste aus der Szene rund um den Raiffeisenplatz, der in diesem Jahr in Folge von Schmerzmittelmissbrauch gestorben ist. (Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, 10.03.2018)


Intentional Drug Overdose Involving Pregabalin and Gabapentin: Findings from the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland, 2007-2015.

Daly C, Griffin E, Ashcroft DM, Webb RT, Perry IJ, Arensman E.

Clin Drug Investig. 2017 Dec 20. doi: 10.1007/s40261-017-0616-y.



Pregabalin-induced first degree atrioventricular block in a young patient treated for pain from extrapulmonary tuberculosis.

Schiavo A, Stagnaro FM, Salzano A, Marra AM, Bobbio E, Valente P, Grassi S, Miniero M, Arcopinto M, Matarazzo M, Napoli R, Cittadini A.

Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2017 Sep 28;87(3):838. doi: 10.4081/monaldi.2017.838.


Gabapentin diversion and misuse in the United States from a law enforcement perspective: Diversion rates 2002-2015 and qualitative research findings

Mance E. Buttram, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/6821/12H45_5_Mance Buttram.pptx

Use of preoperative gabapentin significantly reduces postoperative opioid consumption: a meta-analysis.

Arumugam S, Lau CS, Chamberlain RS.

J Pain Res. 2016 Sep 12;9:631-40. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S112626.


UK. Advice on the anticonvulsant drugs Pregabalin and Gabapentin

Les Iversen, chair of the ACMD, writes to Karen Bradley, Minister for Preventing Abuse and Exploitation, recommending that Pregabalin and Gabapentin be made class C controlled substances. (Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs – Government UK – Home Office, UK, 16.01.2016)


Substance misuse of gabapentin.

Smith BH, Higgins C, Baldacchino A, Kidd B, Bannister J.

The British Journal of General Practice. 2012;62(601):406-407. doi:10.3399/bjgp12X653516.


Risk of respiratory depression with opioids and concomitant gabapentinoids.

Savelloni J, Gunter H, Lee KC, Hsu C, Yi C, Edmonds KP, Furnish T, Atayee RS.

J Pain Res. 2017 Nov 10;10:2635-2641. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S144963.


Trial of tramadol plus gabapentin for opioid detoxification.

Ziaaddini H, Ziaaddini A, Asghari N, Nakhaee N, Eslami M.

Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2014 Dec 29;17(1):e18202. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.18202.