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Muscle relaxant

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Muscle relaxant

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A muscle relaxant is a drug which decreases the tone of a muscle.

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Central acting muscle relaxants

Unclassified

Here are several other skeletal muscle relaxants which may belong in the above categories:

  • Baclofen
    Carisoprodol
    Chlorzoxazone
    Cyclobenzaprine
    Dantrolene
    Metaxalone
    Orphenadrine
    Pancuronium
    Tizanidine

Acting on smooth muscle

  • Dicyclomine

Other

Drugs from classes other than the muscle relaxant class are also used to treat spasticity:

  • Clonidine
    Gabapentin

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