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what muscle relaxant works best for bruxism

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Maybe: I have honestly not prescribed muscle relaxants specifically for bruxism because my patients have bruxism plus spasticity in other areas. But I have u ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Carstensen
38 years experience Dentistry
Not much: We very rarely use this for bruxism because it does not address anything found to be a cause of bruxism. Side effects of drowsiness and feeling lousy ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A little: Drugs such as muscle relaxants have a temporary effect on jaw muscle activity, although the maintenance of their therapeutic efficacy, their long term ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Bruxism: If you've tried all conservative treatment options in good faith, you need to consult with oromaxillar surgeon for the consideration of surgical corre ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
24 years experience Psychiatry
It isn't: All benzodiazepines can help muscle relaxation. Valium is used often because of long half-life so less rebound adverse effects.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Muscle Tension: What you are describing is muscle tension or a pulled muscle which got stretched when you started coughing or have a pinched nerve that is arising fro ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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They all do: Although diazepam (valium) probably has the most. However, benzos are not good choices for chronic use to relax muscles because they produce physical ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
OTC NSAIDs & Tylenol (acetaminophen): Unfortunately, there are no muscle relaxants that are for over-the-counter use. If needed use OTC NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and infla ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Cyclobenzaprine: Most muscle relaxants exert their effects centrally by diminishing the tonic flow of impulses to skeletal muscles. Because muscle relaxants also have ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
35 years experience Rheumatology
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) has shown to be helpful with some patients with fibromyalgia. Discuss with your doctor which muscle relaxant is best fo ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
26 years experience Psychiatry
Wait...: I would not reach for muscle relxants for jerking motions until i knew what was causing them...The of course are not normal to have them while awake.. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
During surgery the-: -drugs used are paralytic agents, those U take4 muscle rrelaxants R not the same. 2 good relaxants R valium &flexeril. These R commonly used.
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