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Is Lorazepam a pain reliever for shingles?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Fri, 4 May 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have a lot of pain the doctor thinks I have shingles he prescribe iboprufin 500 I took one pill at 7:30 pm. and now is 11:00 pm can I take another pill? Also he prescribe Lorazepan will the Lorazepan help me with the pain?
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Regarding medication for pain

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Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.

Tab. Ibuprofen can be taken 3-4 times in a day i.e every 6-8 hours. If Ibuprofen alone is ineffective you may request your doctor to add Tab. Tramadol hydrochloride, once or twice, in a day for a few days.
Lorazepam is for anxiety. It is not for pain.

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