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Postherpetic Neuralgia Information - Qutenza Warnings and Precautions

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  • Postherpetic Neuralgia Information
    Are you looking for information on postherpetic neuralgia? This eMedTV article gives a brief overview of this shingles complication, explaining how long it may last and how it may be treated. A link to more information is also provided.
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia Symptoms
    A common symptom of postherpetic neuralgia is pain that persists even after the shingles rash has healed. This eMedTV resource discusses this pain in detail and provides a list of other possible postherpetic neuralgia symptoms.
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia Treatment
    Postherpetic neuralgia treatment can involve medications, lifestyle changes, and other options. The eMedTV Web page offers an in-depth look at the treatment options available to patients with postherpetic neuralgia.
  • Posttherpetic Neuralgia
    This eMedTV article describes postherpetic neuralgia, a shingles complication marked by pain that persists after the shingles rash has healed. Posttherpetic neuralgia is a common misspelling of postherpetic neuralgia.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Acyclovir
    This eMedTV article offers several precautions and warnings with acyclovir, including what to tell your doctor before taking the drug, as well as those who should avoid it. For example, acyclovir can cause kidney damage, which can be dangerous.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Famciclovir
    Famciclovir should be taken at the first signs of shingles, cold sores, or genital herpes. This eMedTV segment contains other important precautions and warnings with famciclovir and explains who should avoid taking the medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Gabapentin
    This article on the eMedTV Web site offers several precautions and warnings with gabapentin to be aware of. This includes possible side effects, things to discuss with your healthcare provider prior to treatment, and those who should avoid the drug.
  • Qutenza
    Qutenza is a prescription medication used to treat nerve pain that occurs after having shingles. This eMedTV page discusses how the drug works, as well as its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
  • Qutenza and Breastfeeding
    It is unclear if Qutenza (capsaicin 8% patch) passes through human breast milk. This eMedTV page discusses breastfeeding and Qutenza in more detail, including issues to discuss with your healthcare provider before nursing a child.
  • Qutenza and Pregnancy
    Qutenza (capsaicin 8% patch) appears to pose little risk to a developing fetus. However, as this eMedTV page explains, you should let your doctor know (prior to using Qutenza) if you are pregnant, as there may be potential risks.
  • Qutenza Dosage
    The standard dosage of Qutenza for treating post-shingles nerve pain is one patch applied every 12 weeks. This eMedTV page further discusses the dosing guidelines for the skin patch, including some tips on when and how to use this medication.
  • Qutenza Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV page explains that there are no known drug interactions with Qutenza at this time. However, drug interactions may be discovered in the future, so it is important to talk to your healthcare provider about other medicines you are taking.
  • Qutenza Overdose
    This section of the eMedTV Web site explains that you should seek immediate medical attention if you overdose on Qutenza (capsaicin 8% patch). This page also lists possible treatment options for an overdose, including supportive care.
  • Qutenza Patch Information
    This eMedTV Web segment provides important information on the Qutenza patch, a prescription medication used to treat nerve pain due to shingles. This page also covers general dosing guidelines and explains why this drug may not be suitable for everyone.
  • Qutenza Side Effects
    Some of the Qutenza side effects discussed in this eMedTV article include common side effects, such as skin reactions. This page also lists potentially serious side effects that may require immediate medical care, such as difficulty breathing.
  • Qutenza Uses
    This eMedTV Web article explains that Qutenza is used to treat nerve pain following a case of shingles. This page also describes how the prescription medication works and covers possible off-label uses for the skin patch.
  • Qutenza Warnings and Precautions
    As this eMedTV page discusses, some of the warnings and precautions with Qutenza involve a potential increase in blood pressure and the safety of using this patch while pregnant or nursing. This article also explains who should not use this medication.
  • Shigles
    As this eMedTV article explains, shingles is a condition characterized by a rash, pain, and other symptoms. This selection from the archives gives an overview of this condition. Shigles is a common misspelling of shingles.
  • Shingals
    Shingles is a viral disease caused by reinfection with the varicella-zoster virus. This eMedTV resource explores who is more likely to develop shingles and explains what treatments are available. Shingals is a common misspelling of shingles.
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