Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 213821

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New Med for Anxiety

Posted by steve14226 on March 28, 2003, at 14:43:26

I finally discovered the new med I mentioned before. It does not have a trade name, but the generic is PREGABALIN. According to an artcile in the American Journal of Psychiatry, in a double-blind study, pts. on 600 mgs. of this med reported the same anti-anxiety effects as those on 6 mgs. of Ativan. And supposedly, it is not addicative. Of course, this is just one study, but if anyone has any further info, please post.

 

Re: New Med for Anxiety

Posted by utopizen on March 28, 2003, at 15:07:38

In reply to New Med for Anxiety, posted by steve14226 on March 28, 2003, at 14:43:26

It's not out yet. The FDA delayed it by returning the application in the beginning of January.

 

Re: New Med for Anxiety

Posted by cybercafe on March 28, 2003, at 16:39:50

In reply to New Med for Anxiety, posted by steve14226 on March 28, 2003, at 14:43:26

> I finally discovered the new med I mentioned before. It does not have a trade name, but the generic is PREGABALIN. According to an artcile in the American Journal of Psychiatry, in a double-blind study, pts. on 600 mgs. of this med reported the same anti-anxiety effects as those on 6 mgs. of Ativan. And supposedly, it is not addicative. Of course, this is just one study, but if anyone has any further info, please post.

wow, 6 mg of ativan is a lot. I thought pregabalin was just an alternate form of gabapentin.
But gabapentin certainly isn't as effective as 6 mg of ativan.

Comments?

 

Re: New Med for Anxiety cybercafe

Posted by Ritch on March 28, 2003, at 22:16:39

In reply to Re: New Med for Anxiety, posted by cybercafe on March 28, 2003, at 16:39:50

> > I finally discovered the new med I mentioned before. It does not have a trade name, but the generic is PREGABALIN. According to an artcile in the American Journal of Psychiatry, in a double-blind study, pts. on 600 mgs. of this med reported the same anti-anxiety effects as those on 6 mgs. of Ativan. And supposedly, it is not addicative. Of course, this is just one study, but if anyone has any further info, please post.
>
> wow, 6 mg of ativan is a lot. I thought pregabalin was just an alternate form of gabapentin.
> But gabapentin certainly isn't as effective as 6 mg of ativan.
>
> Comments?

Hi Cyber, it is supposed to be a refined version of gabapentin-whatever that means. The dose level seems much lower than that typically used for gabapentin so perhaps it is a more effective-potent agent. Wonder what its half-life is...

 

Re: This med has risks Ritch

Posted by hildi on March 29, 2003, at 10:49:02

In reply to Re: New Med for Anxiety cybercafe, posted by Ritch on March 28, 2003, at 22:16:39

I read it was discontinued (in Europe?), somewhere, because of a possible link with cancer/tumors.
Hildi

 

Re: This med has risks hildi

Posted by Ritch on March 29, 2003, at 15:06:46

In reply to Re: This med has risks Ritch, posted by hildi on March 29, 2003, at 10:49:02

> I read it was discontinued (in Europe?), somewhere, because of a possible link with cancer/tumors.
> Hildi

I heard something like that too. Gabapentin shows statistically signifcant increases in pancreatic tumors in mice, but it hasn't been seen in humans from what I understand. Still spooky, though.

 

Re: This med has risks

Posted by paxvox on March 29, 2003, at 20:36:12

In reply to Re: This med has risks hildi, posted by Ritch on March 29, 2003, at 15:06:46

If it's ANY relation to Gabapentin, I would avoid it like the plague. I had the RX to me one time, then I read about all the side effects. So I quit that RIGHT THEN. However, I have heard that for non-pyschological use, as in intractable pain, Gaba has been exceedingly effective. For sleep, give me that old time benzo, it's good enough for me!

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