Pregabalin is predominantly used in the treatment of epilepsy and for anxiety disorders. It can be misused either through overuse of the prescribed amount, or through recreational use. In the last few years, there has been a marked increase in the number of people being prescribed Pregabalin and sadly the number of deaths caused by overdose/misuse has also increased.
Extern have produced this handy booklet to support anyone who works with Pregabalin users when it is not prescribed. It provides important information about the uses of Pregabalin, common side effects and withdrawal symptoms and gives suggestions on how to engage with people about their Pregabalin use. It also includes a tick-list to help Pregabalin users reduce their risk of harm.