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How effective is pregabalin at treating fibromyalgia?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

About 10% to 25% of people with nerve pain, such as those with fibromyalgia, will have pain intensity reduced by 50% or more by taking pregabalin. Most people will experience no significant pain relief. 

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