my mother fell and has a pulled thigh muscle NO breaks , cracks ect. hips and back are also ok. this is be givin after she had a very adverse reaction to FLEXERIL !! and a 2nd. fall in the hospital.
Depending on the dose of Ativan. .5mg should be o.k. but she should be watched closely for any side effects such as drowsiness and being off balance, confusion, etc. It was probably given to her because of the adverse reaction to the Flexeril. Only give it to her if she really needs it, if she is in alot of pain. I am suprised the doctor didn't use Valium instead, that is also used as a muscle relaxant as well as anxiety and is pretty safe. I am glad to hear there was no breaks. I will keep your mom in my prayers and bless her heart at her age--- no breaks. I am only 42 and I break everything when I fall. Good luck and keep an eye on mom.
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