You will find that there are a great many different types of medicines that are classed as muscle relaxants and these are prescribed and used to prevent and reduce all types of different muscle spasms.
A muscle spasm can occur at any time and this is usually an involuntary contraction of a group of muscles.
When a group of muscles contract suddenly this can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort, and as soon as these spasms occur many people will find that muscle relaxants can and will offer instant or rapid relief from that pain and discomfort
Another condition can be treated quite successfully with muscle relaxants and this is a condition known as Spasticity, this is a medically recognized condition whereby muscles can and will contract tightly and are therefore become stiff and very hard to use. Muscle Relaxants can be very effective for treating spasticity and offer the same speed of relief as taking them for a muscle spasm.
You will find that you can be prescribed a range of muscle relaxants by your Doctor, and these types of medications can also be readily purchased over the counter or via online suppliers without the need for a prescription.
If you are suffering from any type of muscle spasm or spasticity, then below you will find a range of different muscle relaxants that may be of great use to you, alongside each of them in an overview of each of them and for a more in-depth review of any of them simply follow the links to be presented with an informative review of each or any of them.
List of Licensed Muscle Relaxants
There are of course many approved and fully licensed drugs and medications that can be used to treat a wide range of muscle related injuries and muscle related disorders, and as part of our ongoing series of reviews below you will find a range of the more commonly used and most commonly prescribed muscle relaxants.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these products then we invite you to follow the respective links as by doing so then you will be presented with our review of each one, and that review will give you an overview on how that product works, where you can buy it from, a range of possible side effects and a range of commonly asked questions along with the respective answers to those questions.
Soma – The fist music relaxant that we would like to introduce to you is Soma or as it is also known Carisoprodol. These two drugs are highly effective muscle relaxants and they work by blocking all of the pain sensations that can be experience between the nerves and the brain. Both physical treatment and long periods of rest are often advised with these drugs and your Doctor is the best person to consult in regards to you using these drugs.
Imitrex – Sumatriptan is another name for Imitrex and these two identical drugs are most commonly used to treat Migraines, however they are both also very effective at treating a range of muscle related disorders and as such you may find that you are prescribed one of these two medications when suffering from inflammation or some other muscle related problems.
Zanaflex – Tizanidine which is simply another name of Zanaflex is another type of medication that is very effective for treating muscle spasticity. It has been found that people suffering from multiple sclerosis or who have experienced spinal cord injury will find this a very effective and often fast acting type of medication for getting relief from muscle spasticity.
Motrin – Both Motrin and Ibuprofen are used to help reduce the inflation that can be caused by muscle related problems including but not limited to muscle spasms. It is often the case that you will be prescribed these two drugs when you have also been prescribed one of the many other muscle relaxants that are available. However, great care must be taken when taking more than one drug or medication and you should only use either of these two drugs with your Doctors permission when taking another form of muscle relaxant.
Relafen – Relafen or as it is also known Nabumetone is one of several drugs that are classed as Anti-inflammatory they can also often be referred to as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. When prescribed either of these two drugs you will usually have been prescribed them to treat either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis as they are both very highly effective at reducing the pain of those conditions and they will also reduce the inflammation that is caused by those two medical conditions.
Lioresal – Lioresal is also known as Baclofen and it is a medicine that can be used to treat a number or different conditions one of which is to treat muscle spasms that are caused by people suffering from cerebral palsy. It is usually prescribed by Doctors only after a full medical examination and can be something of a fast acting drug which will need to be taken over the long term to control those muscle spasms.
If you are in any doubt as to whether any of the above name muscle relaxants are going to prove effective at treating your condition, then please do consult with a Doctor or someone who specialises in treating muscle related medical disorders.
Where to Buy Muscle Relaxants
You are going to be able to buy Muscle Relaxants at all land based pharmacists and also you will find no shortage of online websites selling a wide and varied range of muscle relaxants. It should be noted that in regards to securing the best prices it may be worth your time and effort looking around the web as online retailers have much lower overheard than land based pharmacists, and as is often the case the cost savings are passed onto the shoppers at online retailers.
However, to ensure you are never going to experience long delays in receiving your order of muscle relaxants if you choose to purchase them online then always make sure the site you are dealing with is a licensed and approved stockist.
Whilst there have never been an abundance of reports of unlicensed retailers selling counterfeit muscle relaxants there have been many reports of such places selling other counterfeit and fake products, which is something you will never want to buy.
You will always make the greatest savings when you are prepared to buy in bulk, so do consider doing so if it looks like you are going to have to use muscle relaxants over the long term, and do look out for sites offering free delivery which will of course result in you making an even greater saving.
Side Effects and Drug Interactions
Some over the counter muscle relaxants may to have any serious side effects and may not interact with any current medications you may be taking, however it is always advisable for you to consult the chemist as the pharmacy you are purchasing any type of muscle relaxant from in case there are any side effects or drugs interactions possible with those over the counter medications.
However, if you are being prescribed muscle relaxants by your Doctor then there is a very real risk that those drugs and medications will have a range of side effects and may also interact with other drugs due to the strength of those prescribed drugs.
With this in mind if you are seeking a Doctors opinion or advice regarding any type of muscle related disorder you need to make him or her fully aware of any medication you are currently taking and also get him or her to talk you through the possible side effects.
If at any time you are taking any type of muscle relaxant which has either been purchased over the counter or one that has been prescribed by your Doctor, then please seek medical attention immediately, whilst some of the side effects may not be serious some of them may be and you are best off seeking medical attention as soon as you can, as it is always better to be safe than to be sorry in regards to side effects.
Help and Support for Muscle Related Problems
There are lots of independently run help and support groups available for people suffering from virtually any type of medical condition and if you are suffering from conditions such as Osteoporosis or Rheumatoid Arthritis you will find there are both land based support groups and plenty of online based support groups where you are going to find lots of sound, practical advice from living with these two conditions.
If you have been diagnosed as suffering from ether Osteoporosis or Rheumatoid Arthritis you will find great comfort on offer at such support groups and we would highly recommend that you visit such a group to seek guidance and advice from their respective websites, as you should not give up hope and by joining such a group your morale will be given a boost by speaking to and interacting with people currently living a full life when suffering from either Osteoporosis or Rheumatoid Arthritis.