What are the first- and second-line medications for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN)?

Updated: Jul 11, 2019
  • Author: Manish K Singh, MD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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Carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine are considered first-line therapy in trigeminal neuralgia (TN). [29, 30] Lamotrigine and baclofen are second-line therapy. Other treatments are third line and the evidence for their efficacy is scant.


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