My husband has been prescribed the following for severe muscle pain in his back: Prednisone 5mg, Hydrocodon-Acetaminoph 7.5-3.25, Cyclobenzaprine 5mg, and Meloxicam 15 mg. Is it typical to be taking all of these at once? It seems like a lot. He also takes Zicam for allergies.
He may not need the zicam while on prednisone. It is typical to take these, they all have different purposes, except why the prednisone and meloxicam. How long is he on the prednisone?
Prednisone is a steroidal anti inflammatory, Meloxicam is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID), Hydrocodone is an opioid analgesic and acetaminophen is a non opioid analgesic (Tylenol is a brand name of acetaminophen everyone in the US is familiar with) and finally cyclobenzeprine is a muscle relaxant. I agree that this is pretty normal/standard treatment for muscular low back pain. I also agree to question whether the steroid should be used along with the NSAID. He may want to start the meloxicam after he is done with the prednisone but check with the doc.
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