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Is it safe to take aleve (naproxen) for pain from shingles?

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Yes: You can take aleve for that pain. There are also a number of other options for chronic pain from shingles (postherpetic neuralgia) including topical Lidocaine ointment, some anticonvulsants like Gabapentin or lyrica, (pregabalin) or some antidepressants like Cymbalta or elavil. These are prescription medications. You couls discuss these options with your primary care provider.

Answered 9/6/2019

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Yes: I am not sure how much good it will do but you can certainly try it.

Answered 4/28/2013

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Yes: Most effective relief from shingles pain is prescription Doxepin cream 5%. Have your dr prescribe a 45g tube & rub in several times a day.

Answered 5/8/2016

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