Which medications are used in the treatment of TMJ syndrome?

Updated: Jun 02, 2020
  • Author: Vivian Tsai, MD, MPH, FACEP; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and benzodiazepines are the mainstays of pharmacologic treatment for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome in the emergency deparment. Patients eventually may require tricyclics, opioids, muscle relaxants, or steroid (intra-articular) therapy for protracted pain syndromes.


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