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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.
Muscle relaxants may be used to
treat pain caused by chronic
prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory or
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
The side effects of these medicines
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug
Reference is not available in all systems.)
Valium can be habit-forming with
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Nickel JC (2007). Inflammatory conditions of the male
genitourinary tract: Prostatitis and related conditions, orchitis, and
epididymitis. In AJ Wein et al., eds., Campbell-Walsh Urology, 9th ed., vol. 1, pp. 304–329. Philadelphia: Saunders
December 3, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology
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