Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

  title={Skeletal Muscle Relaxants},
  author={S. See and R. Ginzburg},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy},
  • S. See, R. Ginzburg
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy
  • Health care providers prescribe skeletal muscle relaxants for a variety of indications. However, the comparative efficacy of these drugs is not well known. Skeletal muscle relaxants consist of both antispasticity and antispasmodic agents, a distinction prescribers often overlook. The antispasticity agents—baclofen, tizanidine, dantrolene, and diazepam—aid in improving muscle hypertonicity and involuntary jerks. Antispasmodic agents, such as cyclobenzaprine, are primarily used to treat… CONTINUE READING
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