Misuse, Addiction and Reclassification of Gabapentin

Published by Texas Pharmacy Association


Summary

Learn about clinical pearls of gabapentin and its upward trend of misuse and abuse in recent years. This session will inform pharmacists about gabapentin as a whole (e.g., its mechanism of action, indications both on and off-label and pharmacokinetics), how and why misuse and abuse of gabapentin occurs, and what considerations to analyze moving forward. Get updated on recent literature that discusses statistics of this information. Join in discussion of whether gabapentin should be more heavily regulated and where pharmacists play a role in the process. Consider what red flags should be examined throughout this process and what other options are available for indications for gabapentin.

At the completion of this activity, the pharmacists and technicians will be able to:
1. Comprehend the relevant pathophysiology and role of gabapentin.
2. Understand statistics of prescription drug misuse and abuse.
3. Evaluate the available literature that discusses current misuse, abuse and overdose of gabapentin.
4. Discuss options and implement a plan to prevent abuse.

”ACPETexas Pharmacy Association (154) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Continuing education will be provided to participants who completed all course requirements. This lesson is an application-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education credit (0.1 CEUs).

ACPE 0154-0000-19-019-H01-P
ACPE 0154-0000-19-019-H01-T

Presenters
Michelle Ameen, Pharm.D.
PGY-1 Resident - Community Pharmacy Practice at H-E-B Pharmacy
Dr. Michelle Ameen was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. Michelle completed 3 years of undergraduate courses at Florida State College at Jacksonville from 2009-2012 and finished her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Florida in 2014. Upon her completion of her bachelor’s degree, she enrolled in University of Florida College of Pharmacy where she obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2018. She spent 4 years working as a pharmacy technician in both community and managed...More

Originally Published

August 4, 2019


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Misuse, Addiction and Reclassification of Gabapentin - Video
  • Misuse, Addiction and Reclassification of Gabapentin - Paper
  • Appendices - Handout

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