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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
A drug that relaxes.: A relaxant generally refers to a pharmaceutical that either relieves muscles tension or spasm (e.g. Robaxin, (methocarbamol) soma), relieves anxiety a ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes you can.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Heat; stretching: Moist heat to the tense muscles can help, as can gentle stretching of the affected muscles; a therapeutic massage can stretch and relax tense muscles. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Two kinds: those used in surgery for paralysis and those used for pain indications on a PRN (as needed) basis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_relaxant
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Sometimes: It has value for some people and is ineffective for others. You cannot tell until you try it.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is believed to work through the central nervous system to have a relaxant effect on skeletal muscles, so since the inte ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Norgesic was: a combination of aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine. Orphenadrine is a muscle relaxant. There are no brands of Norgesic available, this drug was discontinu ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
no: No it is not. Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Non -Steroidal: Meloxicam (Mobic) is a prescription strength non steroidal anti inflammatory medicine. Specifically inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins (PGAs) by ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It is a skeletal muscle relaxant.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: It may relieve the discomfort of a strained or otherwise sore muscle.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: Cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) is not a narcotic but it can have significant side effects which are similar to narcotic medications. Side effects include ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Norgesic: There are no brands of Norgesic available, this drug was discontinued. You should always consult your physician when making decisions about your med ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
CYCLOBENZAPRINE: Cyclobenzaprin is a muscle relaxant and some musculo skeletal pain will be relieved as the muscles get relaxed and the spasm is relieved.But cycloben ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
17 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: This can occur with many medications including these two different types of muscle relaxants but this incidence is typically low. With physician supe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Soma (carisoprodol): While touted as a muscle relaxant - it has little effect on muscles. Its major metabolite Meprobamate has strong addiction potential. It will have no ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Muscle relaxant: Benzodiazepines like Ativan (lorazepam) don't treat pain directly. But they can help 2 other ways: by decreasing the mental suffering associated with ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
44 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
None of above: Medications should not be ordered until pathology is understood.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Equivalent: they are both muscle relaxants of equivalent efficacy and strength.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience in Rheumatology
No: There are no addictive properties to any typical muscle relaxants ( excluding valium that can be used for muscle relaxation).
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant. Not going to help with opiate withdrawal.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Medications: Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine and not a muscle relaxer. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (cyclobenzaprine) is.
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