How is BMS usually treated?
How is BMS usually treated?
You might be given a medicine that has an effect on the nerves in the tongue. These medicines include tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline (brand name: Elavil) and benzodiazepines like clonazepam (brand name: Klonopin) or chlordiazepoxide (brand name: Librium). It is not clear why these medicines help. It may be that they change the taste system. Capsaicin (hot pepper) mouth rinses may help some people with BMS.
Reviewed/Updated: 03/05
Created: 06/04

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