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Fibromyalgia

The Fibromyalgia Resource page is intended to provide information on Fibromyalgia and to streamline and simplify the way those with Fibromyalgia may find assistance paying for their medications.

As defined by the National Fibromyalgia Association, Fibromyalgia is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that affects people physically, mentally and socially. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome rather than a disease. Unlike a disease, which is a medical condition with a specific cause or causes and recognizable signs and symptoms, a syndrome is a collection of signs, symptoms, and medical problems that tend to occur together but are not related to a specific, identifiable cause.Fibromyalgia, which has also been referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis and fibrositis, is characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and often psychological distress. For those with severe symptoms, fibromyalgia can be extremely debilitating and interfere with basic daily activities.

Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) are programs offered by pharmaceutical companies to help those most in need gain access to their medications at no or low cost. Each program has varying financial and insurance guidelines - when in doubt, call the program. To find the specific PAP information for a specific drug click on the list below. You will then be taken to a listing of all the programs available for that medication.

NeedyMeds neither promotes nor endorses the therapies listed below nor the supporters of this page. This page is for educational purposes only.

Click HERE to learn more about NeedyMeds and how to use the information on the website and click HERE for more details on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs.

Medications used in the treatment of Fibromyalgia

Blue names means the drug is available through a Patient Assistance Program; an asterisk indicates the drug is not currently available through a patient assistance program:

Ativan (lorazepam)
Cycloflex (cyclobenzaprine)*
Cymbalta (duloxetine)
Effexor (venlafaxine)
Elavil (amitriptyline)*
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine)
Klonopin (clonazepam)
Lyrica (pregabalin)
Pamelor (nortriptyline)
Paxil (paroxetine)
Prozac (fluoxetine)
Savella (milnacipran)
Ultram (tramadol)
Valium (diazepam)
Xanax (alprazolam)
Zoloft (sertraline)
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