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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...




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