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Top 2 Promising Pain Medications


Updated August 09, 2010

With Cox-2 inhibitors such as Vioxx and Bextra pulled from the market, people have been looking for replacements.

A Pharmacor study indicates that antidepressants will emerge as the new market leaders in medication for chronic low back pain. Antidepressants treat both the pain and its accompanying depression.

1. Duloxetine

Read about Eli Lilly's duloxetine on About's Mental Health site, and the About.com drug information page.

2. Bicifadine

Bicifadine is a product of DOV Pharmaceutical.

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