epilepsy/spasm

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epilepsy/spasm
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2012-10-05 11:02:13
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epilepsy spasms
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spasms/epilepsy
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  1. cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) used to treat..? class of drug?
    localized spasms. centrally acting muscle relaxant
  2. diazepam (Valium)
    • benzodiazepine
    • centrally acting muscle relaxant.
    • used for acute muscle injury
  3. causes of muscle spasms (sudden contraction of muscle groups)
    epilepsy, hypocalcemia, pain syndromes, trauma
  4. causes of spasticity (heightened muscle tone, spasms)
    CP, MS, spinal cord injury
  5. baclofen (Lioresal)
    centrally acting spasmolytic prototype?
  6. dantrolene (Dantrium)?  drug of choice for what?  adverse effects?
    • peripherally acting spasmolytic.
    • drug of choice for hyperthermia. mgmt of spasticity
    • AE:  muscle weakness, hepatic toxicity

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