Neurontin (gabapentin) is now approved for post-herpetic neuralgia

Neurontin (gabapentin) is now approved for post-herpetic neuralgia. It's been used for many years, but now it's official.

About half of elderly patients develop persistent pain after a bout with shingles (herpes zoster).

Tricyclic antidepressants are often used. But they can cause serious side effects...confusion, orthostatic hypotension, and arrhythmias, especially in the elderly.

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