Muscle Relaxants

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Muscle Relaxants
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2012-02-20 01:58:08
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Muscle Relaxants
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  1. Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)
    Uses: Muscle pain (from whip-lash)

    • ADE: Drowsiness, dizzy, GI upset, Blur
    • -not recommended for elderly
    • -very sedating
  2. Benzodiazeprine:
    Diazepam (Valium)
    Uses: Muscle relaxant, used in spasticity disorders, sedative, anticonvulsive.

    • ADE: CNS depression, respiratory depression
    • -many available
    • -don't take with flouroquinolones
  3. Metaxalone (Skelaxin)
    Uses: Muscle Pain

    ADE: Check as needed
  4. Tizanidine (Zanaflex)
    Uses: Spasticity related to MS, spinal cord injury

    ADE: CNS, GI, Cardiac, Blur, Glaucoma, Optic Neuritis

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