Evidence for gabapentin to be PBS subsidised ahead of pregabalin

Gabapentin has been shown to be superior to pregabalin in the management of patients with chronic sciatica in an Australian trial. A double-blind crossover trial of 20 patients attending a Queensland neurosurgery clinic found both drugs were efficacious but leg pain was significantly reduced with gabapentin. Patients received eight weeks of treatment with either gabapentin ...

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