Get a prescription for tricyclic antidepressants. Tricyclic antidepressants are commonly used to manage symptoms of depression but they can also be prescribed to manage chronic pain.
- Tricyclic antidepressants are often effective in managing chronic pain conditions, such as atypical facial pain, but are not generally useful in classical trigeminal neuralgia.
- Tricyclic antidepressants tend to be prescribed in lower doses for chronic pain management versus when they are used to treat depression.
- Common tricyclic antidepressants used to treat chronic pain include amitriptyline and nortriptyline.