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Are drug therapies effective in treating Bell's palsy?

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Title: Are drug therapies effective in treating Bell's palsy?
Author: Shannon, Scott E.; Meadows, Susan E.
Keywords: motor neuron disease
corticosteroid
recovery rate
autonomic synkinesis
Date: 2003-02
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 52(2) 2003: 156+.
Abstract: Early use of corticosteroid therapy results in less autonomic synkinesis and possibly improved rates of recovery in adults (strength of recommendation: C); there is no proven benefit in children (SOR: B). Adding acyclovir (Zovirax) to prednisone therapy may improve recovery rates compared with prednisone alone (SOR: C). The results of 1 nonblinded study indicate that intramuscular methylcobalamin (vitamin B12) used alone or in combination with prednisone may shorten time to recovery (SOR: C).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2909

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