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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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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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Anxiety, (gabapentin 400mg 3x daily works wonders. Hand pain (tramadol 50mg 3x daily helps a lot) SEVERE muscle spasms everywhere (soma (carisoprodol) 3-4x daily)?

Anxiety, (gabapentin 400mg 3x daily works wonders. Hand pain (tramadol 50mg 3x daily helps a lot) SEVERE muscle spasms everywhere (soma (carisoprodol) 3-4x daily)?

Maybe but: spssms may be due to pain. Try better control of pain first before adding muscle relaxer. Or vice versa. Confused ? Yea even doctors can mess that up think positive feedback loop and you have to break the cycle ...Read more

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What's the difference between flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and methocarbamol muscle relaxers?

What's the difference between flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and methocarbamol muscle relaxers?

Few differences : Both Methocarbamol ( robaxin) and flexaril( cyclobenzaprine) are muscle relaxants. Exact mechanism of action is unknown, but both are most probably centrally acting muscle relaxants. Robaxin (methocarbamol) has a short half life of 1-2 hrs. And is usually given 4 times a day. Flexeril's half life is 18 hrs (range of 8-37 hrs) and is metabolized mainly by the hepatic cyp450. Flexeril is more sedative. ...Read more

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Orphenadrine citrate 100mg (norflex) versus orphenadrine comp tablet san (norgesic), which is better?

Orphenadrine citrate 100mg (norflex) versus orphenadrine comp tablet san (norgesic), which is better?

Norflex (orphenadrine) vs norgesic: There is no such thing as "best", "better" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...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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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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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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When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.

When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.

It help a lot: An MRI study on the effects of neck traction was performed in 2008, 35 of 36 subjects. During traction subarachnoid protrusions were reduced in 25 of 35 subjects or 71%. Disc height measurement during traction using digital calipers and measuring to 100th of a millimeter indicated an average posterior disc expansion of 19.02%. Increases in range of motion were noted post traction. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Is Drotaverine HCl INN 40 mg is a smooth muscle relaxant for abdominal pain related IBS-D ?

Is Drotaverine HCl INN 40 mg is a smooth muscle relaxant for abdominal pain related  IBS-D ?

Could be: It does decrease peristaltisis and helps relax smooth muscles. It has not been marketed in this country but it sounds like it would be useful for IBS-D. ...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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Okay to take norgesic (muscle relaxant)?

Okay to take norgesic (muscle relaxant)?

Norgesic: There are no brands of Norgesic available, this drug was discontinued. You should always consult your physician when making decisions about your medication and health. Good luck. ...Read more

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Shorter-acting muscle relaxants? Currently taking 1/2 a Soma (carisoprodol) at night for sleep/cervical spondylosis/fibromyalgia-like pain. Tired into daytime.

Shorter-acting muscle relaxants? Currently taking 1/2 a Soma (carisoprodol) at night for sleep/cervical spondylosis/fibromyalgia-like pain. Tired into daytime.

Skelaxin (metaxalone): Pretty much all muscle relaxors have sedative side effects. Skelaxin, (metaxalone) by far, is the only one that has less pronounced one. Not too many insurances cover it. Otherwise, it is an expensive one to buy out of pocket. ...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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Parafon Forte Dsc (Definition)

Parafon Forte DSC is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more