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What is Myospaz?

Myospaz tablet is a combination medication used to alleviate pain caused by muscle spasms. It is prescribed for treating musculoskeletal disorders, sprains, muscle spasms, fractures, headaches, pain, etc.
Myospaz has both painkilling and muscle-relaxing properties. It is composed of acetaminophen or paracetamol and chlorzoxazone. While the former works as an analgesic, the latter component ?chlorzoxazone ?works as a muscle relaxant. Therefore, Myospaz is both an analgesic and a muscle relaxant.

What are the uses of Myospaz?

The primary use of Myospaz tablets is to relieve musculoskeletal pain. As an analgesic and muscle relaxant, Myospaz treats the pain, discomfort, and stiffness associated with muscle spasms. The combined action of acetaminophen or paracetamol and chlorzoxazone reduces pain and relaxes and improves muscle movement.
Your doctor may prescribe Myospaz for treating headaches, toothaches, backaches, and post-surgery pain. Post-surgery procedures may also require the usage of Myospaz for better recovery.

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What are the side effects of Myospaz?

Although Myospaz is potentially useful in treating various muscular conditions, it may have some common side effects, such as:

  • Dizziness and weakness
  • Stomach upset
  • Vomiting and drowsiness
  • Body or stomach pain

Serious side effects of Myospaz are rare. However, address them as soon as you notice any such symptoms:

  • Allergic skin reactions
  • Gastric problems
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained nervousness
  • Acute renal tubular necrosis ?a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the kidneys

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FAQ's

1. Is Myospaz safe when breastfeeding?

Yes. Hormonal profiles of breastfed babies are influenced by those in their mothers. The levels of progesterone and estrogen in breast milk are very low. Since Myospaz does not affect hormonal balance, it is safe to be taken while breastfeeding. Consult a certified doctor to know about any specific precautions before taking the medicine.

2. Can Myospaz be given to a psoriatic arthritis patient?

No. It is not safe to be given to patients with psoriatic arthritis, as it can worsen the condition of their skin. To treat psoriatic arthritis, an antibiotic that contains oxytetracycline or minocycline should be recommended instead. Myospaz contains piroxicam, which can trigger inflammation in the joints as well.

3. When should I take Myospaz?

Most prescriptions will recommend taking Myospaz before or after a meal. Consume one whole tablet with sufficient water. Take Myospaz when you start to have symptoms of spasms. Many factors could cause an onset of spasms, including stress, diet, weightlifting, blood sugar levels, excess or lack of exercise, etc. Avoid taking other painkillers while taking Myospaz for optimum results.

4. Is Myospaz a painkiller?

Yes. Myospaz is a pain-relieving medicine and analgesic, as it has paracetamol as a chief constituent. It provides relief from pain resulting from musculoskeletal problems, back pain, fever, etc. Myospaz is also effective in treating the pain resulting from spasms, due to the presence of chlorzoxazone. This makes it an ideal painkiller for post-surgery recovery too.

5. Is Myospaz anti-inflammatory?

Yes. Myospaz is categorized under the NSAID class of drugs, i.e. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Therefore, it helps to relieve pain due to musculoskeletal problems, tissue injury, and post-surgery inflammation. You can reduce the inflammation in the joints and bones by consuming Myospaz. However, consult your doctor first for a prescription.

6. Can I take Myospaz on an empty stomach?

Yes. Your body may take a little longer to absorb the medicine on an empty stomach. Although you don't have to take it with food, taking it right after a meal will decrease the likelihood of stomach upset. Your body is forced to process Myospaz faster because there is nothing else in the stomach to help dilute the medication and absorb it.

7. How many times can Myospaz be taken in a day?

Your doctor will prescribe a dosage depending upon your condition, age, weight, and response to Myospaz. Follow the prescription for dosage and duration, as overuse may lead to unanticipated problems. However, the maximum dosage is one tablet per day. Take it with or without food, ideally at the same time each day.

8. Does Myospaz cause diarrhea?

Yes. Myospaz is one of the successful medicines used to suppress pain from muscle spasms. It helps reduce inflammation, soothe the muscles, and relieve pain. However, the medication has been observed to cause diarrhea at times. In such cases, you must stop using this drug and call your doctor right away.

9. Is Myoril and Myospaz the same?

Myoril and Myospaz contain almost the same ingredients. The difference between the two is only in the dosage and price. Both Myoril and Myospaz are used to relieve muscle spasms, skeletal muscle relaxation, and cough suppression. Myospaz contains 60 mg of paracetamol, while Myoril contains 20 mg.

10. Is Myospaz a steroid?

No. The medication is an NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug), which means it does not include any steroids. While steroids can treat inflammation as well, they are synthetic versions of the natural hormones in the body. Myospaz is composed solely of paracetamol and acetaminophen and cannot substitute for the body? hormones. If you have further queries on the precautions, uses, and dosages, and side effects of Myospaz tablets, our experts at Yashoda Hospitals are a call away. Contact us today.

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