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Can I use valerian as a muscle relaxant... Been on flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and trying to get off it?

Can I use valerian as a muscle relaxant... Been on flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and trying to get off it?

Please talk to: Your doctor for help getting off flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Stopping cold turkey can be hard, & possibly dangerous. Valerian probably won't help much, & it's safety isn't assured. ...Read more

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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I've been prescribed 5mg of Diazepam twice a day to help with muscle spasms, I would like to try Valerian root instead, what is the equivalent dosage?

I've been prescribed 5mg of Diazepam twice a day to help with muscle spasms,
I would like to try Valerian root instead, what is the equivalent dosage?

Valerian equivalent: Valerian root is generally prescribed for sleep and/or anxiety. Best to start with a low dose of Valerian and increase as tolerated. Generally most do not have problems. Equivalence with Valium is not known. ...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 there asprin in muscle relaxer?

Is there asprin in muscle relaxer?

No: Muscle relaxants have a completely different mechanism of function then Aspirin or any other nsaids. As long as there are no contraindications, both types of medications could be used together. ...Read more

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Can a muscle relaxer help with crps pain?

Can a muscle relaxer help with crps pain?

Yes perhaps.: Most pain from crps is nerve pain predominantly although a component of pain from muscle spasms may be present as well. In this regard therefore, muscle relaxant use could potentially be of some help. The main thrust of treatment in crps however is aimed at the nerve pain, this being the most pain the patients suffer from. ...Read more

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Should I take lorcet with muscle relaxer?

Should I take lorcet with muscle relaxer?

Tablets: The question is not should you but one do you need to take and can you take it. The simple answer is yes — but it really depends on what the muscle relaxant is and also what the dose of the Lorcet and relaxant is. ...Read more

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Can you take a muscle relaxer while pregnant?

Can you take a muscle relaxer while pregnant?

Yes if... : If your muscle relaxer was prescribed by your doctor who knew you were pregnant and felt that it was needed than it is okay for use. ...Read more

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How long after a beer can I take muscle relaxer?

How long after a beer can I take muscle relaxer?

Depends on amount: Alcohol is a CNS depressant similar to a muscle relaxant, i recommending waiting 12 hours or longer before taking a muscle relaxant after drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Why do muscle relaxer pills help with my allergies?

Why do muscle relaxer pills help with my allergies?

Antihistamine action: One muscle relaxer, cyclobenzaprine, has a chemical structure very similar to cyproheptadine, an antihistamine. Cyclobenzaprine also has similarities to tricyclic antidepressants. Either way, it may have some blocking action on h1 histamine receptors which may help your allergy symptoms. It is more efficient to use a medication designed for this effect, like zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more

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Can I take muscle relaxer with hydrochlorothiazide?

Concurrent med use: Yes. One warning though is that the latter could change your chemical balance, such as making your potassium lower than otherwise. subsequently, your muscle relaxant may not work as effectively as it should. Check chemistry as advised by your physician ...Read more

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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

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Can I take a trazodone and a muscle relaxer together?

Can I take a trazodone and a muscle relaxer together?

Depends: Most muscle relaxers are fine with trazodone, but it really depends on which muscle relaxer you are taking. ...Read more

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When should I take a muscle relaxer to help me sleep?

When should I take a muscle relaxer to help me sleep?

Rarely: A side effect of muscle relaxers is that they can make you tired and help you to sleep. It is better for your doctor to evaluate why you can't sleep and to treat the actual cause. ...Read more

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Can you take a muscle relaxer after taking a motrin 800?

Can you take a muscle relaxer after taking a motrin 800?

Yes: They are different medications with different mechanisms, so you won't be "overdosing" on one kind/class of medicine. ...Read more

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What happens if you take 800 motrin and a muscle relaxer right after?

Nothing: Assuming that you are young and healthy, and that you are not taking other drugs/medications, there is no harm in taking a high dose anti-inflammatory (motrin) with a muscle relaxant. Ask your doctor for proper dosages for you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an expired muscle relaxer, Baclofen 20mg. From 2012 to get out of your system.started taking mon.19th. Took like 2 to 3 a d?

How long does it take for an expired muscle relaxer, Baclofen 20mg. From 2012 to get out of your system.started taking mon.19th. Took like 2 to 3 a d?

Not long: Baclofen is a muscle relaxant primarily used for muscle spasm in Multiple Sclerosis and spinal injury. It is not used in rheumatic diseases and ordinary causes of muscle spasm. It is excreted primarily intact by the kidneys. With normal renal function it should be largely excreted in 24 hours.
If taken for a long period it must be tapered slowly. ...Read more

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What is a good muscle relaxer to ask for?

Soma, flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): There are quite a few.
I usually use Soma for relatively mild
muscle spasm and smaller patients
for patients with greater spasm, larger
size or having failed milder meds, I'll
use Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) 10 mg
i usually only have people use them at night due to the sedating effects unless
they are home and not driving. ...Read more

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Can I take muscle relaxer with pain pilla?

Yes but side effects: We do often prescribe muscle relaxants to be used at the same time as pain medications; however, both can cause sedation and when taken together, some patients feel quite sleepy, drunk or "out of it." thus, be careful, monitor yourself for any side effects and take the lowest effective dose. You generally shouldn't drive, work, operate machinery and make important decisions when on these meds. ...Read more

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Side effect of muscle relaxer?

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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Can I take muscle relaxer for tmj?

Short term: Drugs provide momentary relief, but fail to address the underlying reason for the muscle pain. ...Read more

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Can u mix clozopam with muscle relaxer?

Clonazepam?: It's important to know if you are referring to Clonazepam or clozapine. You can always do an online med interaction check (on epocrates. Com) if you are unsure. Also, your medication information sheet should list some medication classes that interact. ...Read more

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Does a muscle relaxer help with anxiety?

Does a muscle relaxer help with anxiety?

Exposure therapy: Find a therapist specializing in treating panic disorder. Especially helpful is exposure based therapy, where gradually, w/ the therapist's guidance, you repeatedly face the feared situations & symptoms of panic, along w/ relaxation techniques. Doing this over time, the physical sensations that accompany the panic feeling will no longer trigger a panic attack. Muscle relaxers not a good solution. ...Read more

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Can I take amberen with a muscle relaxer?

Ambien (zolpidem)?: You could take both together but remember that the muscle relaxer can also cause drowsiness which will exacerbate the effects of ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more

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Can I take a 5mg muscle relaxer with 800mg ibuprophen?

Can I take a 5mg muscle relaxer with 800mg ibuprophen?

Probably: Depends on the muscle relaxer. If you mean Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (cyclobenzaprine), it should be fine to take with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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