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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
Muscle relaxants may help relieve symptoms for some men.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
Complete the new medication information form (PDF)(What is a PDF document?) to help you understand this medication.
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.
November 11, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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