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Trigeminal Neuralgia (Facial Nerve Pain) Topic Guide

Trigeminal Neuralgia (Facial Nerve Pain) Trigeminal Neuralgia (Facial Nerve Pain): Trigeminal neuralgia causes facial pain. It is a disorder arising from the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensory information from the face. The pain often leads to sleep deprivation, anxiety, and depression. Trigeminal neuralgia can be sometimes controlled with medication. If the pain is caused by an artery pressing on the root of the nerve, a neurosurgeon can perform surgery to move the artery.

Trigeminal Neuralgia (Facial Nerve Pain) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

gabapentin Gabapentin

Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures ...learn more »

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

carbamazepine (oral) Carbamazepine (oral)

Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain...learn more »