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Common Medication for Initial TMD Treatment
Generic Brand OTC RX
Salicylic acid Aspirin products x  
Ibuprofen* Advil, Motrin x  
Naproxen Aleve x  
Ketoprofen Orudis x  
Celecoxib (COX-2 inhibitor) Celebrex   x
Rofecoxib (COX-2 inhibitor) Vioxx x  
Valdecoxib (COX-2 inhibitor) Bextra x  
Diflunisal Dolobid x  
Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate Trilisate x  
Diclofenac Voltaren x  
Nabumetone Relafen x  
Diphenhydramine (MR) Benadryl   x
Cyclobenzaprine (MR) Flexeril x  
Diazepam (MR) Valium x  
Metaxalone (MR) Skelaxin x  
*MR=Muscle Relaxants *Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, Tylenol, Alleve) even aspirin are very effective for reducing inflammation in joints and are recommended before bed and upon waking   *

~Source: Practical Peridontics & Aesthetic Dentistry Nov/Dec 2000
**Initial Management of TMD; Dr. Syrop; Dentistry Today pg 52-57; August 2002

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February 27, 2007

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