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GABA Analogue Medications - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll get an overview of GABA analogue medications, including the drug pregabalin. These short and simple lessons explain basic information regarding GABA analogue medication uses, side effects, structure, withdrawal symptoms and much more.
Following each lesson is a short self-assessment quiz to help you retain important terms and concepts. You can work through the chapter at your own pace, using any device that has an Internet connection. If you have any questions about GABA analogue medications, simply reach out to our expert instructors online.
How It Helps
The lessons in this chapter can help any pharmacology student or working healthcare professional who needs to brush up on their GABA analog medication knowledge. You can access these resources at any time, and they can be used for test preparation, training, continuing education and independent learning.
By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Differentiate between pregabalin and gabapentin
- Describe the uses, contraindications, drug class, ingredients, side effects and withdrawal symptoms of pregabalin
- Assess pregabalin's mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics and drug interactions
- Evaluate the structure of pregabalin
1. Pregabalin vs. Gabapentin
This lesson discusses two anti-epileptic drugs used for neuropathic pain: pregabalin (Lyrica) and gabapentin (Neurontin). We'll see why both medications are used, comparing and contrasting how they work and their effectiveness, side effects, and safety.
2. Pregabalin: Uses, Contraindications & Drug Class
This lesson goes over a medication called pregabalin. You'll learn its trade name, drug class, a bit about its many uses as well as its most important contraindication.
3. Pregabalin: Side Effects & Withdrawal Symptoms
Pregabalin is a medication used to treat fibromyalgia, nerve diseases, and certain types of seizures. In this lesson you will learn more about the side effects and withdrawal symptoms of pregabalin.
4. Pregabalin: Pharmacokinetics & Mechanism of Action
Pharmacokinetics and mechanisms of actions are two very important descriptors when it comes to understanding drugs. In this lesson, we will learn all about how pregabalin works and what the body does with this drug.
5. Pregabalin: Structure, Ingredients & Drug Interactions
Pregabalin is also known as Lyrica. It helps treat chronic pain and seizure activity. This lesson will discuss the structure, ingredients, and drug interactions of pregabalin.
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