Drugs Specifically Approved to Treat Fibromyalgia (video)

There are currently only three drugs approved by the FDA to treat fibromyalgia. They are Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella.

Lyrica

Lyrica was created to treat epilepsy. Lyrica calms down accelerated nerve signals associated with fibromyalgia and decreases pain messages that produce discomfort common with fibromyalgia.

Cymbalta

Cymbalta is an anti-depressant known to increase levels of Serotonin and Norepinephrine to help control and suppress pain. Research indicates increased levels of Serotonin and Norepinephrine help reduce painful nerve signals associated with fibromyalgia.

Savella

Savella is used to treat depression, but in the United States is only approved to treat fibromyalgia. It increases available levels of Serotonin and Norepinephrine thereby reducing pain and improving physical function.

If you think you may be suffering from fibromyalgia, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis.

This video was created by Healthguru.com and Dr. Betty Keller; Dr. Keller practices at the Optimal Wellness Center in Franklin Lakes, NJ.