Tic Douloureux (cont.)
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Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
The primary treatment of tic douloureux is medication to control the pain. Surgery may be necessary when drug therapy is not effective or side effects from the medications are not tolerable.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Medications
A number of medications are effective in helping control the pain of tic douloureux. The most commonly prescribed medications are anticonvulsants (seizure medications). Anticonvulsants help to stop the irritated trigeminal nerve from firing pain impulses.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/4/2016
Julie Dixon, MD
Lisa Chan, MD, FACEP
Ruben Olmedo, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
James Ungar, MD
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