However, it is still a new drug and there is no generic form available (for another few years).
Both these drugs, in
high doses, are difficult to stop. They have withdrawal
symptoms that some find worse than opioids, so be forewarned is to be forearmed -- wean slowly if the medication is discontinued. Insist upon it -- no more than 10% per month.
Gabapentin and pregabalin are known as GABA analogues and treat neuropathic pain, that is, chronic pain or the pain of a compressed nerve.