EFFECTIVENESS OF PREGABALIN FOR TREATMENT OF BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME
Saliha Yeter Amasyalı 1, Aslı Akyol Gürses 2, Osman Nuri Aydın 3, Ali Akyol 4*
1Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Algology, 2Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Medical Faculty, Department of Neurology, 3Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Algology, 4Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Aydın
Received: April 7, 2017; Revised: May 31, 2017; Accepted: June 1, 2017; Published online: June 1, 2017.
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Abstract
Treatment of Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is challenging because there is no consensus regarding pharmalogical or nonpharmalogical therapies. The use of anticonvulsants is controversial. We present nine patients BMS who respond to pregabalin. They were diagnosed secondary BMS except two. Etiologic regulations were made firstly in patients with secondary BMS but symptoms did not decrease. We preferred pregabalin in all patients and got good results. Furthermore the addition of pregabalin to the treatment of two patients who did not respond adequately to duloxetine provided good results. We are only aware that pregabalin may reduce symptoms as a result of case reports. We believe that the diagnosis of pathologic etiology with appropriate diagnostic tests will result in better outcomes in treatment.
Keywords: Burning Mouth Syndrome, Anticonvulsants, Pregabalin


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