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Medications for Muscle Pain

Drugs associated with Muscle Pain

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Muscle Pain: Muscle pain is a common condition where sore and aching muscles can be related to tension or stress, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically demanding work. Muscle pain can also involve ligaments, tendons and soft tissues. Muscular aches and pains may also be a sign of conditions affecting your body such as infections.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
ibuprofen Rx/OTC C N X 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Brand names:  Advil, Motrin, IBU, Advil Liqui-Gels, Ibu-6, Ibu-8, IBU-200, Motrin IB, A-G Profen, Actiprofen, Addaprin, Advil Children's, Genpril, Haltran, Ibu-4, Ibu-Tab, Midol IB, Nuprin, Proprinal, Q-Profen

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
naproxen Rx/OTC C N X 23 reviews
6.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Brand names:  Anaprox, Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Anaprox-DS, Leader Naproxen Sodium, Aflaxen, All Day Pain Relief, All Day Relief, EC-Naprosyn, Flanax Pain Reliever, Midol Extended Relief

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
acetaminophen Rx/OTC C N X 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Brand names:  Tylenol, Paracetamol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Mapap, Tylenol 8 Hour, Acephen, Dolono, Q-Pap, Abenol, Actamin, Actimol Children's, Altenol, Aminofen, Anacin Aspirin Free, Apra, Atasol, Cetafen, Elixsure Fever / Pain, Equaline Pain Relief, Febrol Solution, Feverall, Genapap, Genebs, Little Fevers, Mapap Arthritis Pain, Mapap Infant Drops, Medi-Tabs, Redutemp, Tactinal, Tempra Quicklets, Topcare 8 Hour Pain Relief, Topcare Arthritis Pain Relief, Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever, Tycolene, Tylophen, Vitapap

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
diclofenac Rx D N X 13 reviews
6.0

Generic name: diclofenac systemic

Brand names:  Voltaren, Cataflam, Zipsor, Voltaren-XR

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
nabumetone Off Label Rx C N X 6 reviews
6.0

Generic name: nabumetone systemic

Brand name:  Relafen

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
aspirin / caffeine / orphenadrine Rx N N X 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aspirin / caffeine / orphenadrine systemic

Drug class: skeletal muscle relaxant combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
aspirin / carisoprodol Rx C 4 X 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: aspirin / carisoprodol systemic

Brand name:  Soma Compound

Drug class: skeletal muscle relaxant combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
methyl salicylate Rx/OTC N N 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: methyl salicylate topical

Brand names:  Salonpas Pain Patch, Absorbine Jr., Analgesic Balm Greaseless, Arthricare Cream, Boroleum, Castiva Cooling, Eucalyptamint, Exocaine Plus, Flex-All 454 Maximum Strength, Gordogesic, Mentholatum Deep Heating, Rhuli Gel, Satogesic

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / caffeine / magnesium salicylate OTC C N X 2 reviews
10

Generic name: acetaminophen / caffeine / magnesium salicylate systemic

Brand name:  KneeRelief

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / pyrilamine OTC U X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen / pyrilamine systemic

Brand name:  HistaFlex

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
aspirin / caffeine / salicylamide OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin / caffeine / salicylamide systemic

Brand names:  BC Fast Pain Relief, Stanback Fast Pain Relief

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: interactions,

 
camphor / capsicum / menthol Off Label OTC U Add review Add

Generic name: camphor / capsicum / menthol topical

For consumers: side effects

Off Label: Yes

 
camphor / menthol / methyl salicylate OTC N Add review Add

Generic name: camphor / menthol / methyl salicylate topical

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
capsaicin / menthol Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: capsaicin / menthol topical

Brand names:  Aleveer Patch, Ameripatch, Bioaches patch, Capsiderm, Levatio Patch, MaC Patch, Neuvaxin Patch, Qroxin Patch, Releevia, Releevia MC Patch, Relyyt, Renovo Patch, Sinelee Patch, Solaice Patch

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
lidocaine / menthol Rx/OTC B N 1 review
10

Generic name: lidocaine / menthol topical

Brand names:  Braline Patch, K2K Patch, LenzaGel, LenzaPatch, Lidenza Patch, Lidodextrapine, Lidothol, Prolida, Reciphexamine, Relyyks, Synvexia, Synvexia TC, Veltrix, Zeruvia

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
menthol / methyl salicylate OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: menthol / methyl salicylate topical

Brand names:  Menthoderm, Thera-Gesic Plus

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
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Alternative treatments for Muscle Pain

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Muscle Pain. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Muscle Pain.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): ACL Injury; Ankle Injury; Ankle Pain; Ankle Sprain; Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury; Anterior Cruciate Ligament Strain; Calf Injury; Calf Pain; Calf pain with exercise; Dislocated joint; Elbow pain; Impingement Syndrome; Injury, ankle; Injury, anterior cruciate ligament; Injury, calf; Muscular Aches and Pains; Myalgia; Pain, ankle; Pain, calf; Pain, elbow; Pain, wrist; Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome; Rotator Cuff Injury; Wrist Pain

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