My mother was suffering from severe lower right back and thigh pain. After talking with doctor I gave her Chlorzoxazone 250 mg at night and 250 mg in morning yesterday. She was complaining severe abdominal pain in night. I have stopped the medication but question is 1) How long the effect of it last ? 2) She had an operation of l4-l5 fusion & decompression 32 days ago. Does the medicine also affects inner stitches as well ? as she is reporting little pain at the operated area.
i will seek her to the doctor as soon as possible. Thanks.
Added 2 Jun 2013:
She is 42 years old.
Added 2 Jun 2013:
Also in addition the abdominal plain in now much reduced from yesterday.
Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxer. It will not affect the inner stitches. It is possible that the medication slowed down the normal peristalsis of her colon, causing gas buildup. Additionally, she is less active after surgery, and that will affect her colon/bowels as well. The surgical site will feel numb for awhile, as there are many small nerve endings under the skin that are cut or damaged during surgery. This is normal. You should schedule a follow-up appointment with her doctor to be certain that she is healing well and no further problems have developed. Be sure to help her walk and move around often. Inactivity can add issues to her recovery that are easy to avoid. I wish your mother a speedy recovery. Kathy
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