The treatment of burning mouth syndrome is usually directed at its symptoms and is the same as the medical management of other neuropathic pain conditions ( Table 2 ) . Studies generally support the use of low dosages of clonazepam (Klonopin), 26 chlordiazepoxide (Librium) 13 and tricyclic antidepressants (., amitriptyline [Elavil]). 27 Evidence also supports the utility of a low dosage of gabapentin (Neurontin). 28 Studies have not shown any benefit from treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or other serotoninergic antidepressants (. trazodone [Desyrel]. 29 .)
Hi Candice – ‘mommy websites’ and WebMD are often going off each other and the old recommendations. Most mommy websites are great for sleep training help and things like that – my wife and I still read a few of them. But they’re not the best for cutting edge nutritional info. I know WebMD has a good reputation, but I am often shocked at the stuff they say. When my wife became pregnant, I went straight to PubMed, the US National Library of Medicine. It’s not easy to read and you have to pay big bucks to get access to all the science papers, but based on my research, 250-300 mg is not adequate for pregnant or nursing moms. For babies and toddlers, yes. But once they’re old enough to be in preschool, 250 mg may not be enough.