Antidepressant Medications

Antidepressants were not initially developed to treat chronic pain, but are a foundation in some pain management strategies today. Even if depression is not diagnosed in a patient, physicians may still rely on antidepressant medication for chronic pain treatment. The most common conditions that are relieved with the help of antidepressants are:

  • Arthritis
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Postherpetic neuralgia
  • Peripheral neuropathy, spinal cord injury, stroke, radiculopathy
  • Migraine headaches
  • Low back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Facial pain

Side effects from taking antidepressant medication include sedation, increased blood pressure, increased appetite, constipation, memory difficulties, dry mouth, and nausea. Please review the following list of common antidepressant medications used in chronic pain treatment:

Tricyclic

  • Amitriptyline (Elavil)

Tetracyclic

  • Mirtazapine (Remaron)
  • Nortriptyline (Pamelor)
  • Doxepin (Sinequan)
  • Imipramine (Tofranil)
  • Desipramine (Norpramin)

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