Pregabalin was approved by the FDA in 2004 as an anticonvulsant and antiepileptic medication. It works by slowing seizure-inducing brain impulses. Pregabalin also affects brain chemicals that transmit pain signals to the nervous system.
Pregabalin is used to treat fibromyalgia pain, diabetic neuropathy, herpes zoster (post-herpetic neuralgia), and spinal cord injury pain.
Pregabalin, along with other medications, is used to treat partial-onset seizures in adults and children over the age of one month.