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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Paraflex (Overview)

Paraflex is a muscle relaxant which is a kind of pain medication.


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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

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Paraflex (Overview)

Paraflex is a muscle relaxant which is a kind of pain medication.


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Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) stronger than Flexeril?

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Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) stronger than Flexeril?

Zanaflex (tizanidine) & Flexeril: there is no such thing as "best", "worst" or "stronger" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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Is it ok to cut a chlorzoxazone 500mg in half?

Is it ok to cut a chlorzoxazone 500mg in half?

Chlorzaxazone half p: Yes you can as there is no spacial delivery system involved. ...Read more

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Is tizanidine HCl 4mg prescribed for Parkinson's disease?

Is tizanidine HCl 4mg prescribed for Parkinson's disease?

Not usually: Tizanidine is indicated for spasticity, but may be useful for cramps, muscle spasms, strains, etc, but not usually for parkinson's. I suppose that an older pt might have a stroke co-morbidity and maybe spasticity, and perhaps there might be a role, but would tend not to use it otherwise. ...Read more

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Is doxylamine succinate habit-forming?

Is doxylamine succinate habit-forming?

Unisom: is not considered to be addictive in that there are no withdrawal side effects. Its use over a long period of time is not recommended as it has anticholinergic side effects that can interfere with memory, attention and ability to deal with outside stimuli. Do not take it with other sedatives or antihistamines like Zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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I was just prescribed parafon forte (chlorzoxazone) 500mg for a really bad headache. Is this right?

I was just prescribed parafon forte (chlorzoxazone) 500mg for a really bad headache. Is this right?

Parafon forte: It is a combination of chlorzaxazone and acetamnophen.It is not a good drug to take for simple headache , it can causedizziness, lightheadedness, nausea and vomoting.There are better drugs available for headache including acetamnophen alone, Motrin and other drugs.It is used for paiful muscular conditions. Chlorzaxazone is a muscle relaxant.It may relieve tension headache in some patients. ...Read more

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Is robaxin (methocarbamol) addictive?

Is robaxin (methocarbamol) addictive?

No: There are no addictive properties to any typical muscle relaxants ( excluding valium that can be used for muscle relaxation). ...Read more

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Does cyclobenzaprine(aka flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) a musicle relaxant) feel like a painkiller?

CYCLOBENZAPRINE: Cyclobenzaprin is a muscle relaxant and some musculo skeletal pain will be relieved as the muscles get relaxed and the spasm is relieved.But cyclobenzaprin(flexeril)does not have any analgesic properties. ...Read more

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Can flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cause/trigger angioedema?

Can flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cause/trigger angioedema?

Yes: Theoretically, any drug can have effects including angioedema. Having said that, it seems like a rare occurence. But, if the effect is intense, obviously you should not longer take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Angio edema is like an allergic reaction. It can be significant, and cause breathing difficulties. ...Read more

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Are skelaxin (metaxalone) and Soma similar?

Similar: Both medications are considered muscle relaxants. Skelaxin(metaxalone) and soma( carisprodol) are used for acute pain and muscle spasm. Sometimes people will use the medication more chronically. However, Soma (carisoprodol) does have the potential for abuse. ...Read more

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Which is stronger? 5mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) or tramadol 50 mg

Which is stronger? 5mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) or tramadol 50 mg

Different classes: There is no way to compare the strength of these medications- tramadol is a pain killer. It works very differently that flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) which is a muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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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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Whats Soma compound (carisoprodol and aspirin)?

Soma Compound (carisoprodol and aspirin): To increase its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, 200 mg of carisoprodol is also formulated with 325 mg of aspirin. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Chlorzoxazone (Definition)

Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more