Mexitil for Treatment of Fibromyalgia

Mexitil® (mexiletine) is a prescription antiarrhythmia medication approved to treat potentially life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias in adults.
However, there may be times when a healthcare provider prescribes this medicine "off-label" for unapproved uses. One off-label use for Mexitil includes treating fibromyalgia.
This medication works by slowing down certain electrical signals to the heart, helping to stabilize the heart rate. It should be used with caution in older adults, as they may be more susceptible to developing side effects.
(For more details, click Mexitil Uses. This article takes a closer look at specific indications for Mexitil, including how the drug works, approved uses, and when a healthcare provider may prescribe it for unapproved reasons.)
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