American Pain Society 2011

Muscle Relaxants May Not Always Cause Drowsiness When Effective: A Post-Hoc Analyisis of Cyclobenzaprine ER

Approximately half of patients treated for acute, painful muscle spasm responded to cyclobenzaprine extended-release with little to no drowsiness, challenging the common medical belief that sedation is integral to efficacy of skeletal muscle relaxants, as reported today during the American Pain Society’s 30th Annual Scientific Meeting.