Trigeminal Neuralgia Medications
Definition of Trigeminal Neuralgia:
Trigeminal neuralgia is an extremely painful inflammation of the trigeminal nerve which causes severe lightening-like facial pain and spasm of the facial muscles on the involved side.
These painful attacks may occur after lightly touching different skin areas of the face, along the course of this cranial nerve. Specific medications can be very effective in reducing the rate of attacks, but surgical intervention may be necessary.
Drugs associated with Trigeminal Neuralgia
The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.
Synonym(s): Tic Doloureux; TN Pain