Skeletal muscle relaxants are often prescribed for musculoskeletal conditions including low back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and myofascial pain syndrome.
Caution is advised when prescribing skeletal muscle relaxants in older patients11 Despite their popularity, skeletal muscle relaxants should not be the primary drug class of choice for musculoskeletal conditions.
Her fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology was completed at Denver's Children Hospital. Agarwal spent over 20 years at the Children's Hospital of Colorado where she was the pediatric Anesthesia Program Director, former Acute Pain Service Director.
Within the American Academy of Pediatrics, she is Chair of the Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
Rather, an antispasmodic agent may be more appropriate Allergy-type reactions may occur after the first to fourth dose; may be mild (e.g., cutaneous rash) or more severe (e.g., asthma attack, angioneurotic edema, hypotension, or anaphylactic shock); antihistamines, epinephrine, or corticosteroids may be needed The table contains only selected highlights about these medications.
All of these drugs may cause increased drowsiness with central nervous system depressants.