What Are the Medications for Fibromyalgia Treatment?

Q:
What are the medications for fibromyalgia treatment?

A:
Fibromyalgia may throw you into a painful condition with aches all over your body. Though the disease cannot be cured, proper treatment will help ease your symptoms. Effective treatments necessarily require medications.

The following are the types of medications the doctor may choose.

  • Over-the-counter pain medication: including aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Naproxen
  • Fibromyalgia drugs: such as pregabalin (Lyrica), duloxetine (Cymbalta) and milnacipran (Savella)
  • Antidepressants: like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • Sleeping medications
  • Narcotic pain medication (opioids)
  • Non-narcotic pain medication: such as Tramadol

Some medications may be effective but additive as well. Therefore, it is essential to talk to a doctor about the benefits and risks of these drugs and to consider other options first.

 

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.