Pregabalin is an antiepileptic medication commonly used for other purposes. It is also approved for neuropathic pain. Reported adverse effects are not severe, short lasting and are usually well tolerated1. The most common side effects comprise of lightheadedness , sedation , double vision ,increase in bodyweight and imbalance whereas decrease in neutrophil count and hypersensitivity are the uncommon adverse effects. In the literature till date, few case reports are available on the drug reactions to pregabalin. We report a case of young female who developed hypersensitivity reaction with pregabalin including body rashes, hives peripheral edema, and joint pains. Using the Naranjo Adverse Drug Reaction Probability Scale, a ‘‘probable’’ reaction (Score: 7) was attributed to our patient. Clinicians should keep in mind the reported side effects and counsel patient about the possible side effects before starting it with regular follow up of patients for side effects monitoring.
Hashmi, Ramla Nayaib; Khan, Iqra; Kiram, Ummul; Siddiqui, Soobia .S; and ., Tamaniat
"Pregabalin Induced Hypersensitivity Reaction and Joint Pains in Patient with Lumbosacral Radiculopathy,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 16
, Article 3.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol16/iss2/3