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Is amitriptylines correct medication for trapped nerve ?

i have trapped nerve in my right ear . doctor has prescribed amitriptylines? is this correct medication for my problem?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Apr 2011
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1. If your diagnosis is Trigeminal Neuralgia, amitriptyline 25 mg thrice a day is fine. The Trigeminal Nerve is the Fifth Cranial Nerve. Other medication options are carbamazepine and gabapentin.
2. The Facial nerve which travels through the ear is a motor nerve and not a sensory nerve. The Facial Nerve is the Seventh Cranial Nerve.
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