Muscle relaxants treat muscle pain or spasms from injuries or medical conditions. There are four commonly prescribed types of skeletal muscle relaxants sold under a number of brand names: carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine, metaxalone and methocarbamol. All work through the central nervous system, rather than on muscles themselves. If you have disposed of your prescription bottle, use the following steps to identify your muscle relaxants.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Muscle relaxant
- Computer with Internet access
Examine the shape, color and imprint of the pill or tablet.
Check to see whether there are small lines running the length or width of the pill. If there are, this means that the pill is scored.
Visit pharmer.org to identify the type, manufacturer and strength of your muscle relaxant.
Tips and warnings
- Never take a prescription medication that was not prescribed for you.
- Do not take a prescription medication unless you know exactly what it is, even if it was prescribed for you. Call your doctor or pharmacist with any questions about identifying muscle relaxants.
- Muscle relaxants can cause drowsiness and impair your ability to drive and operate machinery. Use extreme caution while taking these medications.
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