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Zanaflex Muscle Relaxant
I took percocet (an opioid analgesic pain killer) and Zanaflex (tizanidine) (a muscle relaxant). Will I be okay?
You will be OK: There is no interactions between these 2 drugs. ...Read more
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
What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, (tizanidine) flexeril?
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. ...Read more
Let me understand: What side effects she have? If there are serious ones of course should ask her Doctor to give her something different. ...Read more
See below: They can make you feel tired and lethargic. ...Read more
GI muscle meds: A twisted gut is a surgical situation and should always be considered an emergency that requires medical intervention, not pills. Muscle relaxants are generally used for skeletal muscle spasm and will not affect the smooth muscles in the gut. Anti cholinergics such as atropine, bentyl, (dicyclomine) or donna tol may slow the cramping sensation. Also CNS depressants relax both skeletal and smooth muscle. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Cyclobenzaprine: Most muscle relaxants exert their effects centrally by diminishing the tonic flow of impulses to skeletal muscles. Because muscle relaxants also have a sedative effect, some patients may be reluctant to take them during the daytime. Cyclobenzaprine is particularly interesting for it is structurally and pharmacologically related to the tricyclic antidepressants. Hope it helps. ...Read more
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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!
I have painful back spasm that is very debilitating and isn't allowing me to move from my bed. Would you suggest taking a muscle relaxant? Which kind
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
Is a drug that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is a centrally acting α2 adrenergic agonist. It is used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis, spastic diplegia, back pain, or certain other injuries to the spine ...Read more