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Capsaicin
Specialty Drug
Qutenza
CAPSAICIN is a pain reliever. It is used to treat postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) pain. Compare TRPV1 agonists.
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brand
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2 patches of 8%
1 kit
Qutenza(brand)
kit
2 patches of 8%
1 kit

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New Treatment for Shingles Pain Set to Launch in October

Roni Shye
Roni Shye -

Even though the newest shingles vaccine, Shingrix, is slowly making its way into pharmacies, we have some good news about shingles treatment! While you should still get your shingles vaccine, a new medication, ZTlido, has been approved to treat the pain that accompanies the shingles disease. ZTlido is known for its low dosage and high efficacy, and should be available this October.

What is ZTlido?

ZTlido is a topical non-opioid patch that treats post-herpetic neuralgia with lidocaine, a medication that numbs pain. See More

How to Treat Shingles

Dr. Sharon Orrange
Dr. Sharon Orrange -

One million Americans get shingles, aka herpes zoster, each year. Early treatment is key. In addition to antiviral medications to shorten the duration of your shingles outbreak, you need to know about the dreaded—and most common—complication of shingles, which will occur in 20% of cases . . . post-herpetic neuralgia.

Shingles is a viral disease caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus that had remained quiet in the sensory ganglia since you were first exposed to chickenpox. See More

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