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Treatments for Trigeminal neuralgia

Treatment List for Trigeminal neuralgia

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Trigeminal neuralgia includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Trigeminal neuralgia: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Trigeminal neuralgia may include:

Hidden causes of Trigeminal neuralgia may be incorrectly diagnosed:

  • Benign tumor of the meninges
  • Facial nerve tumor
  • Enlarged blood vessels
  • Often, no cause can be found. However, areas of brain swelling or abnormal blood vessels (arteriovenous malformations) can cause it
  • more causes...»

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Trigeminal neuralgia:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any prescription drug, OTC drug, medication, treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Trigeminal neuralgia include:

  • Carbamazepine
  • Apo-Carbamazepine
  • Carbitrol Extended Release
  • Domcarbamazepine-CR
  • Epitol
  • Gen-Carbamazepine CR
  • Mazepine
  • Novo-Carbamaz
  • PMS Carbamazepine
  • Taro-carbamazepine CR
  • Tegretol
  • Tegretol Chewable Tablet
  • Tegretol-CR
  • Tegretol-XR
  • Tocainide
  • Tonocard

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Trigeminal neuralgia:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Trigeminal neuralgia include:

  • Clonazepam
  • Apo-Clonazepam
  • Klonopin
  • Med-Klonazepam
  • Novo-Clonazepam
  • Rhoxal-Clonazepam
  • Rivotril
  • Lamotrigine
  • Lamictal
  • Phenytoin
  • Diphenydantoin
  • Dilantin
  • Dilantin Infatabs
  • Dilantin w/Phenobarbital
  • Di-Phen
  • Diphenylan
  • Ekko JR
  • Ekko SR
  • Ekko Three
  • Mebroin
  • Phelantin
  • Valproic Acid
  • Alti-Valproic
  • Apo-Divalproic
  • Apo-Valproic
  • Atemperator
  • Depa
  • Depakene
  • Depakote
  • Depakote ER
  • Deproic
  • Epival
  • Myproic
  • Novo-Divalproex
  • Novo-Valproic
  • Nu-Valproic
  • Rhoproic
  • Valproic
  • Baclofen
  • Lioresal
  • Apo-Baclofen
  • Gen-Baclofen
  • Liotec
  • Nu-Baclo
  • PMS-Baclofen

Hospital statistics for Trigeminal neuralgia:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Trigeminal neuralgia:

  • 0.016% (2,012) of hospital consultant episodes were for trigeminal neuralgia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for trigeminal neuralgia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35% of hospital consultant episodes for trigeminal neuralgia were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65% of hospital consultant episodes for trigeminal neuralgia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • more hospital information...»

Discussion of treatments for Trigeminal neuralgia:

NINDS Trigeminal Neuralgia Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Treatment for trigeminal neuralgia typically includes anticonvulsant medications such as carbamazepine or phenytoin. Baclofen, clonazepam, gabapentin, and valproic acid may also be effective and may be used in combination to achieve pain relief. If medication fails to relieve pain, surgical treatment may be recommended. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Trigeminal Neuralgia Information Page: NINDS)

Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS (Excerpt)

Many trigeminal neuralgia patients are controlled with drugs, including carbamazepine. Patients who do not respond to drugs may be helped by surgery on the trigeminal nerve. (Source: excerpt from Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

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