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Medications Used to Treat TMJ Disorder

There are no specific medications made for TMJ disorder, so drugs can only be prescribed to treat the symptoms.  Symptoms of TMJ disorder vary widely from person to person, and because of this, a variety of medications can be used in treatment.  Here is a list of medications that are commonly used to treat the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder:

Acetaminophen - Tylenol

Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Ibuprofen - Advil, Motrin
Nabumetone - Relafen
Meloxicam - Mobic
Naproxen - Aleve

Muscle Relaxants
Carisprodol - Soma
Cyclobenzaprine - Flexeril
Diazepam - Valium
Lioresal - Baclofen
Metaxalone - Skelaxin
Tizanidine - Zanaflex
Alprazolam - Xanax

Anti-Depressants
Amitriptyline - Elavil
Nortriptyline - Pamelor
Imipramine - Tofranil
Escitalopram Oxalate - Lexapro
Setraline - Zoloft
Bupropion hydrochloride - Wellbutrin

Topical Analgesics
EMLA cream
Lidocaine patches - Lidoderm
Capsascin 


Nerve Pain Medications
Gabpentin - Neurontin
Topiramate - Topamax 
Levetriacetam - Keppra 
Pregabalin - Lyrica
Duloxetine - Cymbalta

Pain Medications
Hydrocodone & APAP (APAP=acetaminophen) - Vicodin, Lortab
Oxycodone & APAP - Percocet
Propoxyphene & APAP - Darvocet, Darvon
Morphine Sulfate - MS Contin, Kadian, Avinza
Fentanyl - Duragesic, Fentora, Actiq

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Last Updated: 7/20/07

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