Looks at muscle relaxant drugs to treat prostatitis. Includes generic and brand names such as cyclobenzaprine (Amrix) and metaxalone (Skelaxin). Covers why they are used and how well they work. Includes possible side effects.
Muscle Relaxants for Prostatitis
How It Works
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.
Nickel JC (2012). Prostatitis and related conditions, orchitis, and epididymitis. In AJ Wein et al., eds., Campbell-Walsh Urology, 10th ed., vol. 1, pp. 327–356. Philadelphia: Saunders.
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