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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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Can I use valerian as a muscle relaxant...Been on flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and trying to get off it?

Please talk to: Your doctor for help getting off flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Stopping cold turkey can be hard, & possibly dangerous. Valerian probably won't help much, & it's safety isn't assured. ...Read more

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What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, (tizanidine) flexeril?

What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, (tizanidine) flexeril?

See below: I avoid Soma as it is essentially a tranquilizer, not a muscle relaxer. Both Zanaflex and Flexeril are good medications. There best one is the one that works best for you. Other options (less sedating) are Baclofen and skelaxin (metaxalone). ...Read more

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How long does flexrile stay in your system. The muscle relaxant?

How long does flexrile stay in your system. The muscle relaxant?

Ranges 8-37 hours: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (cyclobenzaprine) is extensively metabolized in liver to inactive form and excreted in urine. Some amount also excreted unchanged through bile in feces the mean half life is about 18 hours. ...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

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How do polarising and depolarising muscle relaxants differ?

How do polarising and depolarising muscle relaxants differ?

Ask your : Anesthesiologist about it, as they are the ones who use these drugs routinely. You'll be meeting him/her before the surgery. Good luck and best wishes for 2014. ...Read more

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My gf is suffering effects from muscle relaxants. Should she stop them?

My gf is suffering effects from muscle relaxants. Should she stop them?

Let me understand: What side effects she have? If there are serious ones of course should ask her Doctor to give her something different. ...Read more

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I'm scared to take my muscle relaxant?

I'm scared to take my muscle relaxant?

What is your fear?: Why are you scared? What do you think will happen? ...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 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?

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?

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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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

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


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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl (Definition)

Cyclobenzaprine HCl is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more