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Treatment and Therapy - Pain Medication

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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a new type of antidepressant drug that is used to treat pain caused by neuropathy. SSRIs restore the chemical balance in the brain's nerve cells. Common SSRIs used to treat neuropathy pain include:

  • Paroxetine hydrochloride (Paxil®)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac®)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft®)
  • Citaprolam (Celexa®)
  • Fluvoxamine (Luvox®)

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