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Can I treat muscle cramps with creatine?

Can I treat muscle cramps with creatine?

Muscle cramps: Creatine monohydrate supplements can enhance muscle metabolism and may prevent the development of muscle cramps in patients undergoing hemodialysis for kidney disease . In healthy individuals, high creatine levels may cause numerous unwanted effects. Rather than using it for muscle cramp treatment, engage in proper workout routines which minimize cramps. Consult a doctor before using creatine. ...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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Are muscle cramps in work outs due to lactic acie?

Are muscle cramps in work outs due to lactic acie?

No: Lactic acid is a normal by-product of muscle overload exercises or anaerobic exercise. There are two types of soreness related to exercise. The first type is immediate soreness which you feel during or directly following exercise. The second type is delayed onset muscle soreness which you feel the day following training. There are a few solutions to cope with your sore muscles. ...Read more

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Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Try a different one: There are several statins available in the market to treat and lower your bad cholesterol. One can switch to the newer generation of statins or lower the dosage for less body aches side-effect. Talk to your prescribing doctor for help. ...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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Can atorvastatin cause muscle cramping?

Can atorvastatin cause muscle cramping?

Yes: Atorvastatin could cause muscle ache, cramps, sore or just not feeling well. You can add coenzyme q10 200mg a day and see if will improve. It did for me and many other. ...Read more

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Do muscle twitches indicate potassium problems?

Do muscle twitches indicate potassium problems?

Could but many other: Potassium is only one of the many salts in the blood that can be related to muscle twitching. There are neurologic illnesses than can cause it as well as psychological reasons. See a doctor if you are concern or it worsens or persists. ...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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What causes muscle cramps and spasms during exercise?

What causes muscle cramps and spasms during exercise?

Fatigue, dehydration: Probably the most likely causes for muscle cramps is either fatigue or dehydration. I say several cases in the first football game of the season in the fourth quarter usually if you are not in optimal shape or you havent taken enough fluids the muscles will cramp. Better to try to avoid the problem in the first place. ...Read more

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What can cause calf muscle contractions?

What can cause calf muscle contractions?

Calf muscle contraction: If you are experiencing the cramping at night then this is likely due to compression of lumbar nerves coming from your lower back. You may want to change the position in which you sleep or possibly even the mattress you are sleeping on. Follow up with a neurologist to determine whether you have lumbar spine problems. Good luck ...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 Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Can Metformin cause severe pain in calf and hamstring muscles?

Yes: It is not common for metformin to cause muscle pain but it is a reported side effect of the medication. It would be unusual for it to cause muscle pain in just one group of muscles. Usually when a medication causes muscle pain it occurs in all muscles all over the body. ...Read more

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Im on high BP medication, can I consume 5grms creatine for muscle building, i'm very much inclined towards building muscle with creatine.?

Im on high BP medication, can I consume 5grms creatine for muscle building, i'm very much inclined towards building muscle with creatine.?

Not a good idea: Creatine is a muscle component but can be hard on the kidneys, increasing the work of blood filtration. Typically we'll see the side effects of this in elevation of kidney monitoring tests. Work closely with a doctor's supervision and get blood tests. Follow BP closely, and should probably limit use to no more than 1-2 months a year. ...Read more

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Can advair cause low potassium and muscle cramps?

Can advair cause low potassium and muscle cramps?

Possibly: A person who is taking Advair may experience low potassium and symptoms like muscle cramps, weakness, and abnormal heartbeat. Even if so, though, it’s *highly unlikely* that Advair’s the only cause. (Maybe a change in potassium or other electrolyte unrelated to Advair at all.) And while your lab work has likely been followed occasionally (once per year?), it may be good to contact your doctor. ...Read more

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How to counteract muscle weakness from taking statins?

How to counteract muscle weakness from taking statins?

Possibly: Statin drugs can definitely cause muscle pain. This occurs for multiple reasons. One mechanism is that statins reduce the endogenous production of coq10, a vital anti-oxidant and important component of energy producing processes within the mitochondria inside your cells. If you take Lipitor (atorvastatin) you should definitely also take coq-10. ...Read more

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Do muscle relaxers prevent labor?

Do muscle relaxers prevent labor?

Nope: Terbutaline prevents uterine contractions. If you are having early contractions, see your OB! ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more