Why can't you skip a muscle relaxant dose?

Depends. In many circumstances you **can** skip a muscle relaxant dose. And in some circumstances, it's not a good idea. If someone is on high doses of muscle relaxants around-the clock, cessation can cause seizures. It depends on the medication, the dosage, the reason for the medication, and what was happening without the medication. Can you provide some more information about the clinical situation?

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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!

See specialist. Persistent nausea after a collision can result from several causes. A neurologist or physiatrist can rule out concussive symptoms vs other head injury. Depending on where the pain is, persistent muscle spasm may be a contributing factor. Read more...

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

Yes. A muscle relaxant will likely help. In addition a non steroidal anti inflammatory could help. You would need to see a medical professional to have a muscle relaxant prescribed and to determine the cause of the spasms. Read more...
Heat helps alot. As does ultrasound or dryneedling. Neither of these methods are prescription. A good massage can help too. But if you want a name of a medication tizanidine is a very good muscle relaxant that is not a controlled substance. It might make you very tired however. Read more...

How long should I stay on muscle relaxant?

Just a few days. Muscle relaxants can become addictive. For acute injury, they should be used for just a handful of days. Thereafter, their benefit diminishes, and they should be stopped. For certain neurological conditions long term use may be required, but should be done under close supervision with your physician. Read more...