Administration of clonazepam in the treatment of TMD and associated myofascial pain: a double-blind pilot study.

@article{Harkins1991AdministrationOC,
  title={Administration of clonazepam in the treatment of TMD and associated myofascial pain: a double-blind pilot study.},
  author={Stephen W. Harkins and Julian Linford and Jeremy M. Cohen and Ted Kramer and Luis A. Cueva},
  journal={Journal of craniomandibular disorders : facial & oral pain},
  year={1991},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={
          179-86
        }
}
A double-blind pilot study was undertaken to test the administration of low doses of the long-acting benzodiazepine drug clonazepam in the management of chronic intractable temporomandibular disorder/myofascial pain patients who were not responsive to occlusal splint, behavioral, and physical therapy. Clonazepam was selected for its long duration and its cholinergic/GABA-ergic/serotonergic, anxiolytic, muscle relaxant, and sedative properties. Clonazepam appears to be effective when compared to… CONTINUE READING

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