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Aleve And Muscle Relaxer
I have severe hip pain that started a few days ago and gets worse each day. I can hardly stand or walk. I've take pain pills, aleve, muscle relaxer.
It's possible: I would see a pain/spine specialist to determine if your hip is involved or if its all coming from your spine. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Not Advil (ibuprofen) and Alleve: These are very similar medicines, and are not recommended to be taken at the same time. (they can add up to more stomach upset, for example). I suggest you choose one or the other, perhaps with input from your doctor. You didn't name your "muscle relaxer" and there are different types, so I can't speak to that. ...Read more
My mother pulled her back out, she takes Zoloft, (sertraline) is it safe to use a muscle relaxer along with Aleve?
There are no problems with this combination.
She would benefit more from "googling" low back exercises for strain and doing them. ...Read more
See below: These are often used together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Went to hospital to find out had pulled muscle in neck. Can't move at all, in so much pain, took naproxen and muscle relaxer but did nothing?
Follow up: Typically after being seen in the ER, patients are given an appointment to see a specialist in followup. If the pain persists, an MRI will give much more information and what was thought to be a simple " muscle pull" can sometimes turn out to be a cervical disc herniation. Keep your follow up appointment. ...Read more
Is there any muscle relaxer medication overthe counter? Don't have insurance. Ibuprofen, advil, Aleve (naproxen) doesn't work.
Non -Steroidal: Meloxicam (Mobic) is a prescription strength non steroidal anti inflammatory medicine. Specifically inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins (PGAs) by blocking COX-1 &2 enzyme. Technically not in the muscle relaxer family. However it may indirectly cause relief of muscle cramps/ spasms by inhibiting the PGAs responsible for muscle cramps etc. DO NOT use this product more than 10 days -2 weeks. ...Read more
Yes perhaps.: Most pain from crps is nerve pain predominantly although a component of pain from muscle spasms may be present also. In this regard therefore, muscle relaxant use could potentially be of some help. The main thrust of treatment in crps however is aimed at the nerve pain, this being the most pain the patients suffer from. ...Read more
Antihistamine action: One muscle relaxer, cyclobenzaprine, has a chemical structure very similar to cyproheptadine, an antihistamine. Cyclobenzaprine also has similarities to tricyclic antidepressants. Either way, it may have some blocking action on h1 histamine receptors which may help your allergy symptoms. It is more efficient to use a medication designed for this effect, like zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more
Sometimes: It has value for some people and is ineffective for others. You cannot tell until you try it. ...Read more
Yes: They are different medications with different mechanisms, so you won't be "overdosing" on one kind/class of medicine. ...Read more
How long does it take for a expired muscle relaxer, Baclofen 20mg. From 2012 to get out of your system. Started taking mon.19th. Took like 2 to 3 a d?
Baclofen is a muscle relaxant primarily used for muscle spasm in Multiple Sclerosis and spinal injury. It is not used in rheumatic diseases and ordinary causes of muscle spasm. It is excreted primarily intact by the kidneys. With normal renal function it should be largely excreted in 24 hours.
If taken for a long period it must be tapered slowly. ...Read more