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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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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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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.

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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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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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Do OTC muscle relaxants work for back pain?

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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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Could muscle relaxants delay your period?

Unlikely: It would be unlikely that a muscle relaxant would have any effect on your cycle. If you are late, you should consider taking a pregnancy test.

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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