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medicine for trigeminal neuralgia

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Neurologist: The med usually works well for that disorder. There are other drugs. Make sure you are being treated by a neurologist. Also, make sure the diagnosis i ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Oxcarbazepine: Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), the keto-analogue of carbamazepine, is reported to be as effective as carbamazepine for trigeminal neuralgia and is conside ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Val Koganski
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple: You can try traditional approach with tegretol, trileptal, neurontin, (gabapentin) etc., or alternative with acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs.
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Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Common meds: The most common meds include tegretol, gabapentin, and oxcarbazapine.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Return to your doc: We have no access to your medical history, exam, testing or what medications you are on. As such we can offer no suggestions on a change in therapy. Y ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Varies: Carbamazepine used to be the main agent in treatment of trigeminal neuralgia years ago. We now have a multitude of anti-neuropathic agents with bette ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Typically those drugs are not short on side effects.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
33 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Trig neuralgia is diagnosed based upon the history and the description of the pain. An MRI may show the loop of a blood vessel next to the trig nerve ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on what caused it in the first place. Trigeminal neuralgia just means that there is pain caused by the trigeminal nerve itself misfiring. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clemens Schirmer
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Trigeminal neuralgia: The context of your question is unfortunately not completely clear but i will give it my best - trigeminal neuralgia (tn) is usually diagnosed and tre ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Trigeminal neuralgia: It is pain along the distribution of the trigeminal nerve. Usually over the face , and mandible region.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
Nerve disorder: The fifth cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve) is affected in this disorder. A neuralgia is a condition of unknown etiology that causes severe pain when a ... Read More
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