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Is citalopram a good treatment for trigeminal neuralgia?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Citalopram is ineffective for trigeminal neuralgia.

In brief: No
Citalopram is ineffective for trigeminal neuralgia.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
To my knowledge, the serotonin reuptake inhibitors (like celexa) is not really used to treat tn.
First line treatment is tegretol and second line treatment is usually one of the "spinal cord" muscle relaxants. Celexa (citalopram) may be useful in the depression which usually accompanies a chronic pain condition and alter the perception of pain.

In brief: No
To my knowledge, the serotonin reuptake inhibitors (like celexa) is not really used to treat tn.
First line treatment is tegretol and second line treatment is usually one of the "spinal cord" muscle relaxants. Celexa (citalopram) may be useful in the depression which usually accompanies a chronic pain condition and alter the perception of pain.
Dr. Ron Jones
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