There are three FDA approved drugs for fibromyalgia treatment as well as other off-label drugs that may be prescribed. Prescription medications include: antidepressants, COX-2 inhibitors, muscle relaxants, anti-convulsants for nerve pain, sleep medications, non-narcotic and narcotic pain relievers, and corticosteroids. Alternative treatments and lifestyle recommendations also abound.
As of this writing, three medications have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of fibromyalgia: Lyrica (pregabalin), Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Savella (milnacipran). Since all three are relatively new drugs, information on how well they work and their side effects is still being gathered.Because every patient's symptoms and body…