Weigh the Pros and Cons of Perioperative Gabapentin or Pregabalin

The quest to limit opioid use will prompt more hospitals to consider perioperative use of gabapentin or pregabalin.

Early studies suggested perioperative gabapentinoids decreased post-op opioids, nausea, and vomiting...and improved pain scores.

The idea is that gabapentinoids may prevent central pain sensitivity triggered by tissue damage from surgery.

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