How to Alleviate Pain Caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia

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.[6]

  • 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.[7]
  • Common tricyclic antidepressants used to treat chronic pain include amitriptyline and nortriptyline.[8]

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