more patients getting prednisone for shingles

You'll see more patients getting prednisone for shingles...especially those with severe pain.

So far, prednisone has been used mainly to prevent postherpetic neuralgia. But it doesn't work well to reduce CHRONIC pain.

Now there's evidence that prednisone is useful in the early stages...to relieve ACUTE pain and help patients get well faster.

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