The gabapentinoid drugs and their abuse potential.
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The gabapentinoid drugs, gabapentin and pregabalin, are first-line treatments for neuropathic pain. The epidemics of chronic pain and opioid misuse have given rise to the widespread use of non-opioid drugs such as the gabapentinoids for treatment. Unfortunately, the widespread use of gabapentinoid drugs has resulted in reports of misuse and abuse. Here we summarize the clinical reports of gabapentinoid abuse in different patient populations to help inform clinical practice of chronic pain management.Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.