These problems usually go away as the body adjusts to the drug and do not require medical treatment. Side-effects of muscle relaxants increase the symptom that the drug was supposed to control. This may lead people to take ever more of a symptom-producing drug in an effort to control that symptom. Muscle relaxants may interact with some other medicines.
When this happens, the effects of one or both of the drugs may change or the risk of side effects of muscle relaxants may be greater. Anyone who plans to take muscle relaxants should let the physician know all other medicines, including over-the-counter or nonprescription medicines, that he or she is taking.
Every medication contains chemicals that may cause side effects. Some side effects are physical, such as nausea or blurred vision, and some side effects affect mood and emotions. If someone has a mental disorder, why not check if medications cause the symptoms. List what medications are taken, and compare the medication history to the symptom history. Ask medical professionals about the side effects of any drugs that they prescribe for you or your family.