How effective is gabapentin at treating fibromyalgia?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

About one-third of people with nerve pain, such as those with fibromyalgia, will have pain intensity reduced by 50% or more by taking gabapentin. Over half will experience no significant pain relief. It is difficult to predict who will respond and who will not. A short trial may be helpful.

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