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Aretreatmentsavailable?

Yes, there are treatments available for shingles.

Shingles and its complications can be difficult to manage. The treatment options vary from person to person, depending on the area affected by shingles. It is important to see your GP as soon as possible after the rash occurs, as treatments, if needed, should be started as soon as possible. Your GP may prescribe painkilling and/or anti-viral medication.

For further information on available treatments, you can visit NHS choices at
www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Shingles/Pages/Treatment.aspx*

*By clicking this link you will leave the Shingles Aware website. This website is totally independent from MSD and is signposted here for your information only.

Reporting of side effects. If you get any side effects with any medicines, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the medicines package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme atwww.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcardor by searching for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of medicines.
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