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Pregabalin misuse: A silent epidemic

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A. Hapangama ,

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine

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K. A. L. A. Kuruppuarachchi

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Pregabalin is used to treat numerous conditions ranging from peripheral neuropathy to social phobia. Multiple case reports of its abuse potential and dependence, including withdrawal symptoms, have being published in the world literature. Clinicians in Sri Lanka are now encountering patients who are misusing pregabalin due to various reasons, on a regular basis.
How to Cite: Hapangama, A. and Kuruppuarachchi, K.A.L.A., 2019. Pregabalin misuse: A silent epidemic. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry, 10(2), pp.15–16. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v10i2.8208
Published on 23 Dec 2019.
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