What is Muscle relaxants?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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A muscle relaxant is a drug which affects skeletal muscle function and decreases the muscle tone. It may be used to alleviate symptoms such as muscle spasms, pain, and hyperreflexia

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle and joint pain 7 2
Muscle tension 3 2
Muscle spasms 2 1
Spasms in back 2 0
Back pain 1 0
Fibromyalgia 1 0

Show all 13 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
1
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Muscle relaxants

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 2
Daytime sleepiness 1
Dizziness 1
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Muscle relaxants

Dosage Patients
1 tablet(s) three times daily 1
10mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Muscle relaxants

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Muscle relaxants

Duration

Currently taking Muscle relaxants

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Muscle relaxants

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Muscle relaxants after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Baclofen (Mylan-Baclofen) 1

Patients stopped taking Muscle relaxants and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Dantrolene (Dantrium) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Muscle relaxants

Nov 9, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle tension)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 27, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle tension)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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