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John Hopkins: New Option for Fibromyalgia

The FDA in America have already approved Lyrica (pregabalin) for the treatment of fibromyalgia, now they have turned their attention to gabapentin. Gabapentin (neurontin) is a similar type drug to Lyrica, used for epilepsy in higher doses, but one which works on nerve pain in lower doses.

A twelve week study which was published in Arthritis & Rheumatism (Volume 56, page 1336) has shown that gabapentin works well on fibromyalgia patients, sygnificantly reducing both pain and fatigue. In more than 50% of fibromyalgia patients their pain was reduced by at least 30%. The full article from John Hopkins can be seen here

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