Why it matters: Pregabalin is a relatively new drug, which is increasingly used in neuropathic and other types of pain. Also its costs have reduced recently, its use is rising increasingly rapidly in the NHS. There are also concerns about the potential for abuse. This measure shows the total amount in miligrams of pregabalin prescribed. There is an additional measure showing numbers of prescriptions on our measures page.
Description: Prescribing of pregabalin (total mg) per 1000 patients
CCGs are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual CCG, plus deciles across all CCGs in the NHS in England.