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Is muscle relaxer robaxin (methocarbamol) effective?

Is muscle relaxer robaxin (methocarbamol) effective?

Sometimes: It has value for some people and is ineffective for others. You cannot tell until you try it. ...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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Will flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) relax lung musles?

Will flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) relax lung musles?

Possibly: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is believed to work through the central nervous system to have a relaxant effect on skeletal muscles, so since the intercostal muscles and diaphragm are skeletal muscles, Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) may have an effect on them as well. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) also has a general sedative effect, so the net result would likely be mild slowing/relaxation of breathing. ...Read more

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Is motrin a muscle relaxer?

Is motrin a muscle relaxer?

No: It may relieve the discomfort of a strained or otherwise sore muscle. ...Read more

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Is Meloxicam a muscle relaxer?

Is  Meloxicam a muscle relaxer?

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

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Is norgesic a muscle relaxant?

Is norgesic a muscle relaxant?

Norgesic was: a combination of aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine. Orphenadrine is a muscle relaxant. There are no brands of Norgesic available, this drug was discontinued. ...Read more

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Can i drink motrin with muscle relaxer?

Can i drink motrin with muscle relaxer?

Yes: You can take Motrin with the muscle relaxer prescribed by your doctor. They have different mechanism of action and will not interact. Take the Motrin with food to protect your stomach. ...Read more

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Best muscle relaxers for muscle pain?

Best muscle relaxers for muscle pain?

Ask your PCP : Various drugs have been developed to affect the muscle contraction. Commonly used centrally acting muscle relaxants includes Lioresal, Soma, Flexeril, Skelaxin, (metaxalone) and Robaxin. Infrequently used muscle relaxants include Norflex) and Zanaflex. Many side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, headache and lethargy. Ask your PCP to adjust the medication for your needs. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Can you drink the trademarked "sleepytime tea" and take muscule relaxers?

Can you drink the trademarked "sleepytime tea" and take muscule relaxers?

Avoid: Avoid such combination. Most otc sleep aids contain some sedative antihistaminic like Diphenhydramine (benadryl). Concomitant use of common muslce relaxants (like cyclobenzaprine, Carisoprodol and baclofen) can all adversely interact and potentiate the sedative effect. That can also cause incoordination, loss of balance and falls. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxants relieve stomach cramps?

Can muscle relaxants relieve stomach cramps?

Not typically: Not usually. Muscle relaxants relax muscle spasms in skeletal muscles, which are not a real common cause of stomach cramps. The GI system uses what is known as smooth muscles to propel food through, and there are also many more common non muscle related causes of stomach cramping as well, such as for example irritable bowel syndrome. Consider being checked. ...Read more

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Muscle relaxer with Advil (ibuprofen) pm, is this okay?

Muscle relaxer with Advil (ibuprofen) pm, is this okay?

No problem: Advil pm is ibuprofen, a non-steroidal medication and diphenhydramine. There should be no problem with using a muscle relaxant with the advil. Might have slightly increased somnolence. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxant such as Soma or skelaxin (metaxalone) cause tacycardia?

Yes: This can occur with many medications including these two different types of muscle relaxants but this incidence is typically low. With physician supervision, discontinuation of these medications for moderate length may help determine whether the drug is the culprit or that you require further cardiac testing. ...Read more

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Will analgesics help statin muscle pain?

Will analgesics help statin muscle pain?

Statin: Coenzyme q10 is useful for stain muscle aches, analgesics can be used.. Speak to your dr about what is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Side effect of muscle relaxer?

Depends: How about a range starting with minor itch going all the way to choking to death. Pretty horrible, huh? Yeh. I agree, call the md tomorrow. Then you can truly ''relax''. Sorry, couldn't help it. ...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


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Muscle Relaxants (Definition)

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