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Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain

Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

TBD, 2015 – Even when shingles vaccination does not prevent the disease, it reduces the risk of long-term pain that can occur as a complication of the condition, according to a new study. Although the U.S. Advisory Council on Immunization Practices recommends shingles vaccination for people 60 and older, vaccination rates remain low, the researchers say. "Hopefully, this study will encourage ...

Depomed Announces US Food and Drug Administration Approval of Gralise (gabapentin) Once-Daily Tablets for Treatment of Post-Herpetic Neuralgia

Posted 2 Feb 2011 by Drugs.com

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan 28, 2011 - --Depomed, Inc. today announced that US FDA has approved Gralise (gabapentin) Tablets for once-daily treatment of post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), which is pain following healing of the rash associated with shingles. Gralise was developed by Depomed under the code name DM-1796 and is licensed to Abbott Products, Inc. in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The approval of ...

Drug Combo May Offer Best Relief for Nerve Pain

Posted 16 Jul 2010 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 29 – People with nerve pain respond better to a combination treatment using the anticonvulsant gabapentin and antidepressant nortriptyline than to treatment with either drug alone, according to Canadian researchers. The study findings suggest that combination treatment could be used to help people who only partially respond to one drug or the other. Nerve, or neuropathic, pain – ...

Oxycodone May Reduce Shingles Pain

Posted 10 Apr 2009 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 10 – A new study finds oxycodone, often known as OxyContin, successfully reduces the sometimes excruciating pain of shingles. Shingles, an often stress-related condition resulting from the same virus that causes chicken pox, causes pain, blisters, rash and flu-like symptoms that antiviral medications usually help alleviate within a month. However, if the pain component is not ...

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