Which medications may help sleep problems in fibromyalgia that does not respond to other treatments?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Medications that may prove helpful for sleep problems that do not respond to nonpharmacotherapy include the following:

  • Antidepressants (eg, trazodone, SSRIs, SNRIs, tricyclic antidepressants)

  • Anticonvulsants (eg, clonazepam, gabapentin, tiagabine)

  • Nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics (eg, zolpidem, zaleplon, eszopiclone)

  • Muscle relaxants (eg, cyclobenzaprine, tizanidine)

  • Dopamine agonists (eg, pramipexole)


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