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effects of a muscle relaxant, carisoprodol, on selected motor parameters by Stephen Bolton Terry

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Carisoprodol -- Physiological effect,
  • Muscles,
  • Motor ability -- Testing

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Statementby Stephen Bolton Terry
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 55 leaves :
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14570634M

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (Octo ). The DAWN Report: ED Visits Involving the Muscle Relaxant Carisoprodol. Rockville, MD. Zacny JP, Paice JA, Coalson DW. Characterizing the subjective and psychomotor effects of carisoprodol in healthy volunteers. Carisoprodol, a commonly prescribed muscle relaxant, has adverse effects on human performance and is gaining recognition as a factor in driver impairment and accident causation. Any muscle relaxant individuals take will have some side effects, especially if it acts on the central nervous system. Depression is a common side effect of muscle relaxers. The symptoms will typically go away once patients stop taking the relaxer or lower their dose. Many muscle relaxers work by inhibiting the central nervous system function.   Carisoprodol has sedative properties (in the low back pain trials, 13% to 17% of patients who received Carisoprodol experienced sedation compared to 6% of patients who received placebo) [see ADVERSE REACTIONS ()] and may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a motor vehicle or operating .

Muscle Relaxants Most skeletal muscle relaxants (carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine, chlorzoxazone, diazepam, methocardamol, and orphenadrine) function by significantly depressing the CNS. The effects of these compounds include sedation, relaxation, euphoria, and mood alteration.   This review investigates the efficacy, side effects, and safety of three commonly prescribed skeletal muscle relaxants metaxalone (Skelaxin), cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), and carisoprodol (Soma). Muscle relaxants are not really a class of drugs, but rather a group of different medications that produce an overall sedative effect on the body.   Muscle relaxers, or muscle relaxants, are medications used to treat muscle spasms or muscle spasticity. Muscle spasms or cramps are sudden, involuntary contractions of a muscle .   It effects the Gaba-a channels and exerts its euphoric effects in a similar way to barbituates. Other muscle relaxers like tizanidine and cyclobenzaprine don't act on gaba at all and do not cause euphoria, just relaxation. Maybe when mixed with other drugs it could be fun, but soma is by far the best muscle relaxers that is used currently.

Risks Associated with Muscle Relaxers. Muscle relaxers are a group of drugs that have a sedative effect on the body. They work through the brain, rather than directly on the muscles. Muscle relaxants are generally used for a few days and up to 3 weeks, but are . Carisoprodol is meant to be used along with rest, physical therapy and other measure to relax muscles after strains, sprains and muscle injuries. It comes in tablet format and is taken by the mouth three times a day and before bed. Side effects. The usual dose of mg is unlikely to engender prominent side effects other than somnolence, and mild to significant euphoria or dysphoria, but the.   Using carisoprodol with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous side effects or death. Ask your doctor before using opioid medication, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or seizures. Many drugs can interact with carisoprodol.   no matter what kind of muscle relaxer you take, you’ll experience one or more side effects. some muscle relaxants, however, can have potentially serious side effects, like liver damage.