What is Postherpetic Neuralgia?
A vaccine for shingles can be given to reduce the risk of getting postherpetic neuralgia. Common drug classes used to treat postherpetic neuralgia are anti-epileptics, TRPV1 agonists, and local anesthetics.
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Popular Postherpetic Neuralgia Drugs
Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to control seizures and treat nerve pain from diabetes, shingles, spinal cord injury, and fibromyalgia. It is slightly more popular than other anti-epileptics. There are currently no generic alternatives to Lyrica.
GoodRx has partnered with InsideRx and Pfizer to reduce the price for this prescription. Check our savings tips for co-pay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. Lyrica is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.