Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia

The virus that triggers chickenpox also causes shingles. Although no cure exists, treatments are available to relieve the rash and nerve pain. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
Drug Common brands
Ibuprofen Advil

Motrin

PediaCare Fever

Acetaminophen Aspirin Free Anacin Extra Strength

Aspirin Free Excedrin Extra Strength

Tylenol

Aspirin Bayer

Ecotrin

St Joseph Aspirin

Capsaicin Capsin

Capzasin-P

Zostrix

Diphenhydramine Benadryl Allergy Kapseals

Benadryl Children's Allergy

Nytol

Hydrocortisone Anusol-HC

Cortaid Maximum Strength

Cortef

Naproxen Aleve

Anaprox

Naprosyn

Drug Common brands
Alprazolam Niravam

Xanax

Xanax XR

Ibuprofen Advil

Motrin

PediaCare Fever

Valacyclovir Valtrex

Amoxicillin–Potassium Clavulanate Augmentin

Augmentin ES-600

Augmentin XR

Lorazepam Ativan

Acetaminophen Aspirin Free Anacin Extra Strength

Aspirin Free Excedrin Extra Strength

Tylenol

Acyclovir Zovirax

Aspirin Bayer

Ecotrin

St Joseph Aspirin

Capsaicin Capsin

Capzasin-P

Zostrix

Codeine  
Famciclovir Famvir

Foscarnet Foscavir

Hydrocortisone Anusol-HC

Cortaid Maximum Strength

Cortef

Hydroxyzine Atarax

Vistaril

Methylprednisolone Medrol

Naproxen Aleve

Anaprox

Naprosyn

Prednisone Deltasone

Orasone

Sterapred

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.