RSD/CRPS can be difficult to treat, but practitioners are utilizing a variety of medications to improve treatments.
Medications are given to help decrease pain or discomfort caused by RSD/CRPS and you may require more than one medicine to control your pain. For example, you may need a pain medicine to take every day and another to take before rehabilitative therapy or during pain flare-ups. Your health care provider will recommend medications based on:
Some medications can be bought over-the-counter (OTC) at your local pharmacy or grocery store, while others require a prescription. A number of medications for treating RSD/CRPS are used in an off-label manner (meaning the medication may be used for conditions other than the ones for which it received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indications). Your health care provider may prescribe or recommend one or more of the following medications to control your pain and discomfort:
A full transcript of these approaches can be accessed from the following web site source – http://www.painfoundation.org/learn/pain-conditions/crps/medications.html