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Doctor insights on: Anti Inflammatory Vs Muscle Relaxant

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Since a headon collision on 7/13/13 I have had constant nausea and bad pain. Antiinflammtories and muscle relaxants haven't helped. What now? Help!

Since a headon collision on 7/13/13 I have had constant nausea and bad pain. Antiinflammtories and muscle relaxants haven't helped. What now? Help!

See specialist: Persistent nausea after a collision can result from several causes. A neurologist or physiatrist can rule out concussive symptoms vs other head injury. Depending on where the pain is, persistent muscle spasm may be a contributing factor. ...Read more

Relaxant (Definition)

A relaxant generally refers to a pharmaceutical that either relieves muscles tension or spasm (e.g. Robaxin, (methocarbamol) soma), relieves anxiety and helps one relax (such as xanax). One can become dependent on anti-anxiety medications when used for prolonged periods of time, high dosages used. These drugs must be managed by a medical professional, and if taking for months, should ...Read more


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How much time would it take 30 muscle relaxants to take effect?

How much time would it take 30 muscle relaxants to take effect?

24-72 hours: Almost all commonly prescribed muscle relaxants act centrally and take effect after 24-72 hours. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my girlfriend is suffering effects from muscle relaxants?

What do you suggest if my girlfriend is suffering effects from muscle relaxants?

What is she taking: Check and find out what muscle relaxers your girlfriend is taking and see if you can get her to stop ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between deplorizing and non-deplorizing muscle relaxants?

Please help! What is the difference between deplorizing and non-deplorizing muscle relaxants?

Most of these are-: -used in surgery to paralyze you while you are under anesthesia. They can be reversed by antagonist meds before you wake up. Some just paralyze you & some cause muscle contraction, & then you are paralyzed. Not the same as muscle relaxants that you take orally. Google it there are books written about them. ...Read more

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Afraid to take my muscle relaxant, what to do?

Afraid to take my muscle relaxant, what to do?

Review indications: For use, potential side effects, mechanism of action and target symptoms either on the internet or with your pharmacist to make an informed decision. Take care. ...Read more

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What drugs are available OTC as a muscle relaxant:?

Muscle relaxants: There are Spasmolytics, Neuromuscular blockers, & Homeopathic/Herbal remedies such as Kali carb & Arnica, Valerian, Catnip, Licorice, Kava root, White willow, Devil's claw, Tiger Balm, Formula 303, etc.
I recommend seeing a doctor instead of other remedies. ...Read more

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What medication is considered the most effective muscle relaxant?

What medication is considered the most effective muscle relaxant?

Muscle relaxants: Basically, almost all of the muscle relaxants are of comparable effectiveness (cyclobenzaprine, methocarbamol, carisoprodol). Some have more abuse potential (carisoprodol [soma]) and valium. The most potent (but too strong for most minor spasms) is baclofen, which is used for patients with spasm due to severe brain or nerve damage (cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis). ...Read more

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What is the best OTC relief for pain and best OTC muscle relaxant?

What is the best OTC relief for pain and best OTC muscle relaxant?

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 inflammation management. ...Read more

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Why can't you skip a muscle relaxant dose?

Depends: In many circumstances you **can** skip a muscle relaxant dose. And in some circumstances, it's not a good idea. If someone is on high doses of muscle relaxants around-the clock, cessation can cause seizures. It depends on the medication, the dosage, the reason for the medication, and what was happening without the medication. Can you provide some more information about the clinical situation? ...Read more

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Can ventolin be used as a muscle relaxant?

Can ventolin be used as a muscle relaxant?

Probably not.: It works on special muscles (smooth muscles, in the lungs) and not the skeletal muscles of the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Which muscle relaxant for twisted intestine?

Which muscle relaxant for twisted intestine?

GI muscle meds: A twisted gut is a surgical situation and should always be considered an emergency that requires medical intervention, not pills. Muscle relaxants are generally used for skeletal muscle spasm and will not affect the smooth muscles in the gut. Anti cholinergics such as atropine, bentyl, (dicyclomine) or donna tol may slow the cramping sensation. Also CNS depressants relax both skeletal and smooth muscle. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxants get rid of trigger points?

Trigger point TrP: A myofascial TrP is defined as a localized deep tenderness in a taut band of skeletal muscle, tendon or ligament that has the ability to refer pain to another region known as a zone of reference. The common treatments for this condition are trigger points injections, dry needling or acupressure. ...Read more

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Which drug of skeletal muscle relaxant is the best with dosage?

Cyclobenzaprine: Most muscle relaxants exert their effects centrally by diminishing the tonic flow of impulses to skeletal muscles. Because muscle relaxants also have a sedative effect, some patients may be reluctant to take them during the daytime. Cyclobenzaprine is particularly interesting for it is structurally and pharmacologically related to the tricyclic antidepressants. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take muscle relaxants and hydrocodone together?

Is it dangerous to take muscle relaxants and hydrocodone together?

Depends: Generally, I would say no. Depends upon your health history, which muscle relaxant, how much hydrocodone you take, etc.... ...Read more

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Is a muscle relaxant okay to use when you have a headache and took codeine?

Is a muscle relaxant okay to use when you have a headache and took codeine?

Yes: Most muscle relaxants are ok to use alongwith codeine; there can be excessive drowsiness and grogginess. Avoid alcohol, benzodiazepines. Do not take these medications if you have to drive. ...Read more

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I have painful back spasm that is very debilitating and isn't allowing me to move from my bed. Would you suggest taking a muscle relaxant? Which kind

Yes: A muscle relaxant will likely help. In addition a non steroidal anti inflammatory could help. You would need to see a medical professional to have a muscle relaxant prescribed and to determine the cause of the spasms. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

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


Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more