Muscle Relaxants for Prostatitis
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|Generic Name||Brand Name|
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These medicines relax muscles throughout the body. They are believed to work because they calm both the central nervous system and the muscles. These medicines may make you sleepy.
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The use of these medicines to treat prostatitis has not been carefully studied. But doctors find that these medicines are often helpful, especially for men who have chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, noninflammatory. 1
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The side effects of these medicines include:
- Dry mouth.
- Urinary retention.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
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Valium can be habit-forming with long-term use.
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|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology|
|Last Revised||December 3, 2011|
Last Revised: December 3, 2011
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