What are treatment options for postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) of herpes zoster?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Once PHN has developed, various treatments are available, including the following:

  • Neuroactive agents (eg, TCAs) [6]

  • Anticonvulsant agents (eg, gabapentin [7] and pregabalin)

  • Narcotic and nonnarcotic analgesics, both systemic (eg, opioids) and topical


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