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