Fast Five Quiz: Neuropathic Pain Management

Dianna Quan, MD


March 27, 2020

Pharmacologic therapy is the first-line treatment for classic and idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia, with carbamazepine being the most well-studied treatment. Carbamazepine is an effective pain management treatment in patients with trigeminal neuralgia, whereas other agents, such as gabapentin, phenytoin, clonazepam, botulinum toxin injections, tocainide, tizanidine, and valproate, have limited research or have uncertain effectiveness in treating trigeminal neuralgia.

For additional information, refer to The Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia from the American Academy of Neurology.


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