Some examples of CNS depressants are antihistamines or medicine for allergies or colds, sedatives, tranquilizers, or sleeping medicine, prescription pain medicine or narcotics, barbiturates (used for seizures), muscle relaxants, or anesthetics (numbing medicines), including some dental anesthetics. Check with your doctor.
This medicine may cause drowsiness, trouble with thinking, trouble with controlling movements, or trouble with seeing clearly. Make sure you know how you react to this medicine before you drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert or able to think or see well.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do.
Medications to alleviate spasticity are discussed here. Patients in whom oral medications do not provide adequate spasticity relief may wish to consider intrathecal baclofen (ie, via continuous infusion pump). Next: Skeletal muscle relaxants.
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Olivia I went over to CrazyBoards and looked up klonopin. It didn't say anything about muscle relaxing, but it is considered to have a strong anti-seizure action. This might mean nothing as I really do not know a lot about seizures, but to my way of thinking, one would want something relaxing to avoid.
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She also took Methadone for a few years. BTW- she also has GAD and weaned herself off Trazadone.
My gdoc would not prescribe me a muscle relaxant because I was on klonopin and it has muscle relaxant properties. mel Olivia. Idon't seeit relaxing my muscles.
I had stopped taking the klonopin for a while but when my neck pain become moderate to severe my pdoc Rx'd the klonopin again to see if it would help. It helped the GAD but not the neck pain that is when I went to see a neurologist.
How Common Is Clonazepam Overdose? Clonazepam, a muscle relaxant and hypnotic used to treat epileptic seizures, is not very easy to overdose on, as a great amount of it must be taken before the overdose symptoms start to show. However, due to the dependency it quickly builds in the body, a prescription user may.
Clonazepam overdose can be recognized by the following symptoms:
Call for a confidential assessment (877).
In addition to those who overdose by accident, prolonged clonazepam use can lead to suicidal thoughts or tendencies.
I'm very familiar with benzos. I currently take Klonopin daily (because of mental health/illness stuff) and have taken Ativan and Valium. I notice that when I take extra along with Percoset it helps more than Percoset alone. I know they work mainly on GABA receptors. I've read about muscle relaxers like.
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