Advise Caution With Muscle Relaxants

You'll get questions about muscle relaxants for back pain.

Most muscle relaxants (carisoprodol, methocarbamol, etc) are considered high-risk in older adults because of concerns about sedation, fracture risk, etc...and payers are clamping down on coverage.

Now some patients are being steered toward baclofen or tizanidine instead...because they're low-cost and aren't on the Beers Criteria.

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