Treatment of acute herpes zoster with amantadine hydrochloride (Symmetrel).


A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of amantadine hydrochloride (Symmetrel) in acute herpes zoster (shingles) was carried out in 100 patients in general practice. The cases were serologically proved. There was no difference in duration of pain between the drug and placebo groups when pain disappeared during the 28 days' observation period. However… (More)


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