Pregabalin is a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) derivative that was commercially approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004. It is commonly used in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, and spinal cord injury. We present the case of a 36-year-old Caucasian male double lung transplant recipient who presented with an 18-month history of fatigue and muscle weakness. He had elevated creatinine kinase level and his muscle biopsy showed evidence of drug-induced myopathy that improved after the cessation of pregabalin. We present a case of drug-induced myopathy as a rare complication of pregabalin therapy in a double lung transplant recipient.
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Hegde, Vishwajit; Shekar, Nidhi; Garrett, Filip G.; Baz, Maher A.; and Anstead, Michael I., "Pregabalin-Induced Myopathy in a Double Lung Transplant Recipient" (2020). Internal Medicine Faculty Publications. 227.