Relax, All Antispasmodics Are the Same....Right?

Antispasmodics are commonly used in managing pain from muscle spasms, cramping, and sometimes hiccups, but they aren't a one-size-fits-all medication. Certain antispasmodics are for smooth muscle, others are for skeletal muscle. Some are more sedating. The aim of this session is to provide a high level review of the different classes and types of antispasmodics and their place in therapy. The discussion will include pharmacokinetic profiles, side effects, and dosing pearls for the different muscle relaxers. Participants should leave the presentation with a better understanding of the appropriate place of antispasmodics in therapy and be more "relaxed" when choosing one, knowing that they are customizing their patient's care by matching the symptom to the appropriate medication.

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