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What medicines can treat tingling and burning cancer pain?

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Certain antidepressants are used to relieve cancer pain even if the person isn't depressed. Amitriptyline and nortriptyline (Pamelor) are examples.

Anticonvulsants (anti-seizure medications) like carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol) and gabapentin (Fanatrex, Gralise, Neurontin) also are used control burning and tingling pain, painful symptoms of nerve damage.

Also, corticosteroids such as prednisone (Sterapred) are used to lessen swelling, which often causes pain.

From: Pain Management: Cancer Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health. 

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health. 

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 15, 2019

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