What is Postherpetic Neuralgia?

Postherpetic neuralgia is pain due to nerve damage caused by shingles. Symptoms include sharp, stinging pain on the skin, itching, and pain lasting months after the shingles outbreak.

A vaccine for shingles can be given to reduce the risk of getting postherpetic neuralgia. Common drug classes used to treat postherpetic neuralgia are anti-epileptics, TRPV1 agonists, and local anesthetics.

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Popular Postherpetic Neuralgia Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Anti-epileptics 12 See Prices
Anti-epileptics 353 See Prices
Local Anesthetics 7 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Postherpetic Neuralgia Drug Classes

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