Oral muscle relaxant may induce immediate allergic reactions

Two painkillers that are typically prescribed with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to improve circulation and suppress pain are eperisone and afloqualone. Until this report, there has been no investigation into oral muscle relaxants. In this report by researchers at the Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, and Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, three people who suffered reactions within an hour of being given oral muscle relaxants have been found to be allergic to eperisone and afloqualone. Since these two drugs are widely prescribed for chronic muscle pain, care must be taken before prescription.

Source: Yonsei Medical Journal

First published in August 2012


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