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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....

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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 taking a muscle relaxant, an anti inflammatory and hydrocodone for 4 days delay my period?

Can taking a muscle relaxant, an anti inflammatory and hydrocodone for 4 days delay my period?

Certainly: Almost any drug that causes change in you r body by hormone manipulation, change in stress of stress response can cause a change in you rmenstrual cycle. In short any of the medications that you list can delay your period.

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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.

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I clench my jaw often and am starting to have jaw pain. Are there any over-the-counter muscle relaxants I can take to stop clenching?

I clench my jaw often and am starting to have jaw pain. Are there any over-the-counter muscle relaxants I can take to stop clenching?

Dentist: Dental examination to check muscles of mastication and actual wear patterns on the teeth and radiographic views of the tempromandibular joint.

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Are there any prescribed non sedating muscle relaxants I can take for tmj? I do also take wellbutrin (bupropion) and topomax.

Are there any prescribed non sedating muscle relaxants I can take for tmj? I do also take wellbutrin (bupropion) and topomax.

Get treatment: Medicines only provide 'superficial' treatment for tmj. You need treatment from a trained dentist who can diagnose and treat this problem...Most likely with a special night guard.

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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

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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.

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What are good over-the-counter muscle relaxants?

What are good over-the-counter muscle relaxants?

None: 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.

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Do OTC muscle relaxants work for back pain?

Yes: I prefer non sedating relaxants and my favorite is robaxin (methocarbamol) if there are no contraindications.

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Most effective. Muscle relaxants for chronic. L4-l5 pain?

Most effective. Muscle relaxants for chronic. L4-l5 pain?

Physical therapy: 1st go see your family doc for evaluation. Need to make sure no other reason for low back pain. 2nd consult physical therapist for activities to improve strength, flexibility & posture to minimize aggravation. 3rd consider Acetaminophen if liver is ok, nsaids if stomach & kidneys are ok. Narcotics & muscle relaxants can lead to confusion & addiction, thus are best avoided in long run. See pain doc.

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Injectable muscle relaxants that provide good relief. Nor flex I'm allergic to?

Diazepam: Many muscle relaxants we use are used primarily in the oral form. Diazepam is a benzodiazepine and comes in oral and injectable forms and is a good muscle relaxant, but can be addictive. May want to discuss options with your doctor.

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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.

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I sufferred from injury during swimming in may 2015 and since then sufferring from whole body muscular spasm. I have taken muscle relaxants & nerve re?

I sufferred from injury during swimming in may 2015 and since then sufferring from whole body muscular spasm. I have taken muscle relaxants & nerve re?

Muscle tightness: You did not specify if your injury was to a joint or to the muscles. If you have been in active since May 2015, what you are experiencing could be deconditioning. Other things to consider include electrolyte imbalance, or malfunction of the nervous system. I would start with basic conditioning exercises.

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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.

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Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Do antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants cause muscle atrophy?

Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they could cause risk of atrophy. Muscle relaxants work mostly on nervous system, so primarily indirect impact - primarily if used to reduce pain, it is the lack of use that causes atrophy. Any direct impact on muscle would depend on specific drug.

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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.

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Other than muscle relaxants and mouthguards, what are treatments for bruxism?

Other than muscle relaxants and mouthguards, what are treatments for bruxism?

TMJ/TMD Issues: Sometimes, treatment for tmj/tmd can lead to an improvement to diminishing bruxism or eliminating it. Tmj issues can reappear, so a mouthpiece is recommended, but needs to be the right kind.

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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


Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more