Pregabalin Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Pregabalin Properties


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Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults. It has also been found effective for generalized anxiety disorder and is approved for this use in the European Union. It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. Recent studies have shown that pregabalin is effective at treating chronic pain in disorders such as fibromyalgia and spinal cord injury. In June 2007, pregabalin became the first medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration specifically for the treatment of fibromyalgia.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Off-White Solid
Boiling Point 274 °C
Brand Name Lyrica
CAS Number 148553-50-8
Density 0.997 g/cm3
IUPAC Name (3S)-3-(Aminomethyl)-5-methylhexanoic acid
InChI 1S/C8H17NO2/c1-6(2)3-7(5-9)4-8(10)11/h6-7H,3-5,9H2,1-2H3,(H,10,11)/t7-/m0/s1
Melting Point 194-196°C
Molar Mass 159.23 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H17NO2
Synonyms Hexanoic Acid, 3-(Aminomethyl)-5-Methyl-, (S)-;3-Isobutyl GABA; Hexanoic acid, 3-(Aminomethyl)-5-Methyl-, (3S)-;Pregablin;(3S)-3-(Aminomethyl)-5-Methylhexanoic Acid;(S)-(+)-3-Aminomethyl-5-Methylhexanoic Acid;Pregabalin uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X