How It Works
The muscle-relaxing effects of these
medicines are most likely the result of their ability to depress the
central nervous system.
Why It Is Used
can be helpful when
severe muscle spasms follow the start of
low back pain.
older adults, or people who have
depression or a history of drug or alcohol
How Well It Works
Possible side effects of
- Drowsiness or dizziness.
addiction or dependence.
- Urinary retention.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug
Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
Muscle relaxant medicines work best when they are taken before bedtime. They should not be used by a person who needs to drive or operate machinery.
Current as of:
November 29, 2017