Pregabalin versus gabapentin in the treatment of neuropathic pruritus in maintenance haemodialysis patients: A prospective, crossover study

Solak Y., Bıyık Z., Atalay H., Gaipov A., Güney F., Türk S., et al.

NEPHROLOGY, cilt.17, ss.710-717, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)


Aim: Pruritus is common in dialysis patients. Peripheral neuropathy is also prevalent in this patient population. However, the role of neuropathy in the genesis of uraemic itch has not been adequately studied to date. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effects of gabapentin and pregabalin on uraemic pruritus along with neuropathic pain in patients receiving haemodialysis.