Friday, October 07, 2005

Useful treatments for fibromyalgia syndrome -- 330 (7485): 0 -- BMJ

Useful treatments for fibromyalgia syndrome -- 330 (7485): 0 -- BMJ: "Useful treatments for fibromyalgia syndrome

A total of 505 articles were reviewed and classified according to their level of evidence...

Strong evidence for efficacy was found for treatment with amitriptyline (Elavil), cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), exercise,
cognitive behaviour therapy, and patient education.

Modest evidence for efficacy was found for tramadol (Ultram), various selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, acupuncture,
hypnotherapy, and biofeedback.

Weak evidence for efficacy was found for growth hormone therapy, SAM (S-adenosyl-methionine), chiropractic and massage therapy, electrotherapy, and ultrasound.

No evidence of any evaluation or effectiveness was found for steroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, melatonin,
benzodiazepine hypnotics, or trigger point injections.

Bottom line Treatments for fibromyalgia syndrome with the strongest evidence for efficacy are amitriptyline (Elavil), cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril),
exercise, cognitive behaviour therapy, patient education, and multidisciplinary therapy."

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FDF said...

What happens if I overdose? � Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.� Symptoms of an Flexeril overdose include sleepiness, dizziness, confusion, a slow heart beat, difficulty breathing, difficulty walking and talking, an appearance of being drunk, and unconsciousness.

FDF said...

Temazepam does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy.

FDF said...

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FDF said...

What happens if I miss a dose of Temazepam ? Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication. A double dose could be dangerous.

FDF said...

Do not take Diazepam if you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse; have asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or another respiratory disease

FDF said...

The absence of a warning for a given drug or No Prescription combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient.

FDF said...

Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness caused by Norflex Do not crush or chew or break the extended-release form of Norflex

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