The FDA initially approved pregabalin in 2004 as an anticonvulsant and antiepileptic medication. It functions by delaying the brain impulses that lead to seizures. The brain chemicals that transmit pain signals throughout the nervous system are also impacted by pregabalin.
Pregabalin is a medication used to treat pain from fibromyalgia, nerve pain from diabetes (diabetic neuropathy), herpes zoster (post-herpetic neuralgia), and spinal cord injury.
In addition, pregabalin is combined with other drugs to treat partial-onset seizures in adults and kids who are at least one month old.