There are currently three medications that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specifically for treating fibromyalgia:
However, this doesn't mean that other drugs can't be used to treat fibromyalgia. In many cases, drugs that are approved for other uses, such as antidepressants or antiseizure medications, will be prescribed "off-label" for fibromyalgia.
Nonprescription pain relievers and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be recommended as well. Some of these products include:
(To learn more about the drugs used to treat this condition, click Fibromyalgia Medications.)