Muscle Relaxants

Muscle relaxants are a group of medicines that can relax or reduce tension in muscles by targeting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, or the muscles directly.


Muscle relaxants treat muscle spasms that are temporary or associated with lower back pain, tension headaches, or fibromyalgia. They also treat stiff, rigid muscles caused by strokes, multiple sclerosis, or cerebral palsy

Side Effects

Common side effects may include: sleepiness, allergic reactions and adverse reactions with antihistamines and alcohol. More serious side effects can include: problems breathing, lightheadedness or fainting, blurred vision, confusion, nausea and urinary retention. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

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