This medication is used to treat pain caused by nerve damage due to diabetes or shingles (herpes zoster) infection. Medicines that are sometimes used to treat depression or epilepsy can be effective in some people with neuropathic pain. One of these is pregabalin. Our definition of a good result was a high level of pain relief and ability to keep taking the medicine without side effects making people stop.
Pregabalin is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures.