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Antispastic Medicines (Overview)

Medications are sometimes useful to decrease spasticity.


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Anti drooling medicines?

Anti drooling medicines?

Available: Discuss with your md so that you can make sure it won't interfere with your other meds. ...Read more

Antispastic Medicines (Overview)

Medications are sometimes useful to decrease spasticity.


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Why did my doctor prescribe muscle relaxants? I need pain relief!

Why did my doctor prescribe muscle relaxants? I need pain relief!

Pain is complicated!: There are several types of pain including nerve pain and muscle pain. Although they often feel the same to a patient, a doctor knows that trying to clarify the type of pain often points to a more helpful solution. Muscle relaxants are often more effective than pain killers and so can be more appropriate for certain types of pain. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Anti drooling medicines?

Available: Discuss with your md so that you can make sure it won't interfere with your other meds. ...Read more

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How do some drugs that are muscle relaxants cause convulsions as side effects? Doesn't that contradict itself?

How do some drugs that are muscle relaxants cause convulsions as side effects? Doesn't that contradict itself?

That's true:: The main function of that drug is to Relax the muscles, for which its generally used; BUT, as any drug, it might have a side effect (in some individuals) of causing convulsions. In majority patients it does it job, but in some of us, due to how it is metabolized, it can cause side effects. Hope that clarifies it for you. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Why do muscle relaxants give me strange dreams?

Side effect: Not an uncommon complaint especially if mixed with nit depressant medication. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any topical muscle relaxants that are sold over the counter?

Can you tell me of any topical muscle relaxants that are sold over the counter?

There's none: Only thing close is an nsaid, otc. If a big concern, seek advice from ur pcp. ...Read more

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How do muscle relaxants work?

How do muscle relaxants work?

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 ...Read more

Antispasmodic (Definition)

An antispasmodic (synonym: spasmolytic) is a drug or a herb ...Read more


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Anti Drooling Medicines (Definition)

Anti-drooling medications can ...Read more