What are some primary medications for acute zoster-associated pain?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Primary medications for acute zoster–associated pain include the following:

  • Narcotic and nonnarcotic analgesics (both systemic and topical)

  • Neuroactive agents (eg, tricyclic antidepressants [TCAs])

  • Anticonvulsant agents


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