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What is the treatment for trigeminal neuralgia?
Idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia most often is treated with good success using
a single anticonvulsant medication such as
(Dilantin, Dilantin-125) may be used as second line drugs, often in
addition to carbamazepine. In many patients, as time progresses, carbamazepine
becomes less effective and these drugs can be used in combination to control the
Should pain persist and medication fail to be effective, surgery or radiation
therapy may be other treatment options.
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) may be prescribed for multiple sclerosis patients who
develop trigeminal neuralgia.