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Correspondence  |   July 2019
Cognitive Effects of Perioperative Pregabalin: Reply
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Correspondence
Correspondence   |   July 2019
Cognitive Effects of Perioperative Pregabalin: Reply
Anesthesiology Newly Published on July 8, 2019. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002872
Anesthesiology Newly Published on July 8, 2019. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002872
Drs. Allen and McEvoy have some very important comments and questions about our article1  that we are happy to answer. We find that their input is valuable and relevant, and we thank them for their effort.
In their letter, they note that they routinely use nonopioid multimodal analgesia in their practice of perioperative pain management. We understand this, as pregabalin is part of that routine. One of our key messages is that pregabalin many places is used routinely perioperatively even if this is off-label use without proper documentation of efficacy and safety.2  A quite recent editorial in Anesthesiology discussed this topic related to pregabalin in particular.3