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2020 Mar 17

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed

Systemic photosensitivity due to pregabalin.


Pérez-Feal P, Pita da Veiga Seijo G, Moreiras-Arias N, Aliste-Santos C, Rodríguez Granados MT
Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2020 Mar 17.
PMID: 32181945.


Pregabalin is a drug that belongs, along with others such as gabapentin, to the group of "new antiepileptic drugs", similar chemicals to the inhibitors of the gamma aminobutyric acid neurotransmitters. It is currently approved for other indications, such as the treatment of neuropathic pain or chronic itching. A case of systemic photosensitivity due to pregabalin is reported below.