Do You Know the Best Drug for Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Q:
Do you know the best drug for trigeminal neuralgia?

A:
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition which usually affects the trigeminal nerve. Trigeminal neuralgia is more common among women than men, and it is more likely to occur in people over 50. There are two kinds of trigeminal neuralgia: typical trigeminal neuralgia and atypical trigeminal neuralgia.

Here are some medicines often prescribed by doctors.

  • Anticonvulsants including carbamazepine (Tegretol, Carbatrol, others), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), lamotrigine (Lamictal), phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek), clonazepam (Klonopin) and gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, others).
  • Antispasmodic agents including baclofen (Gablofen, Lioresal).

You should consult your doctor for advice.

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