When it comes to treating postherpetic neuralgia, you may need to take a combination of medications to effectively manage your pain and other PHN symptoms. No single treatment plan is right for everyone—what medications you take will depend on your PHN symptoms.
While symptoms differ from person to person, for most people, PHN does improve over time. Researchers found that more than half of all patients with PHN stop experiencing pain within one year.1
Fortunately, during that period of intense pain and other symptoms, there are certain medications that you can take to significantly help control postherpetic neuralgia symptoms.
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- Alternative treatments to help ease PHN symptoms
- Exercise and physical therapy
- Lifestyle tips that can make living with PHN easier
As always, before taking any new medications, talk to your doctor. Medications listed in this article may have side effects or interact with other medications you’re taking. Be sure to let your doctor know about other medications you’re taking.