Effectiveness of Pregabalin for Treatment of Burning Mouth Syndrome

Amasyali S. Y. , Gurses A. A. , Aydin O. N. , AKYOL GÜRSES A.

CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE, vol.17, no.1, pp.139-142, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.9758/cpn.2019.17.1.139
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-142
  • Keywords: Burning mouth syndrome, Anticonvulsants, Pregabalin, GABAPENTIN
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


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.