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Severe herpes zoster neuralgia in a pregnant woman treated with acetaminophen

Severe herpes zoster neuralgia in a pregnant woman treated with acetaminophen

Acta Medica Iranica 52(3): 238-239

There is no recommendation for the treatment of herpes zoster neuralgia in pregnancy, as it even sometimes needs administration of strong opioids. Here, we report a pregnant woman with severe zoster neuralgia who responded favorably to acetaminophen. Due to the drug's safe profile and good efficacy, acetaminophen can be used as an alternative for herpetic neuralgia in pregnant women. However, controlled studies are still needed.

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