Which drugs are used in the treatment of TMJ syndrome?

Updated: Jan 02, 2018
  • Author: Vivian Tsai, MD, MPH, FACEP; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • NSAIDs are the first line of treatment for TMJ pain.
  • Prescribe benzodiazepines for significant muscle pain or spasm.
  • Cyclobenzaprine may be prescribed in patients unable to tolerate benzodiazepines. The clinical efficacy of this drug for TMJ syndrome has not been studied.

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