Which medications in the drug class Benzodiazepines are used in the treatment of Spasticity?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Benzodiazepines

These agents are skeletal muscle relaxants that can treat convulsive disorders.

Diazepam (Valium, Diastat)

Diazepam acts presynaptically and is a gamma-aminobutyric acid A (GABA-A) agonist. It is centrally acting and is particularly effective in patients with SCI and MS. Tolerance and addiction can occur.


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