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Pregalbin, an antiepileptic drug, produced around a 32% pain reduction (a significant reduction) at week 16 versus around 20% for placebo, in patients with neuropathic pain due to spinal cord injury.

Cardenas D, Nieshoff E, Suda K, Goto S, et al. A Randomized Trial of Pregabalin in Patients with Neuropathic Pain due to Spinal Cord Injury. Neurology. 2013; 80(6): 533-9. http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2013/01/23/WNL.0b013e318281546b.abstract

Reference

Title
A Randomized Trial of Pregabalin in Patients with Neuropathic Pain due to Spinal Cord Injury
Publication
Neurology
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Cardenas D, Nieshoff E, Suda K, Goto S, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 80, Issue 6
Pages
533-9
URL
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