Muscle Relaxants for Prostatitis
How It Works
These medicines relax muscles
throughout the body. They are believed to work because they calm both the
central nervous system and the muscles. These
medicines may make you sleepy.
Why It Is Used
Muscle relaxants may be used to
treat pain caused by chronic
prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory or
How Well It Works
Muscle relaxants may help relieve symptoms for some men.1
The side effects of these medicines
- Urinary retention.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug
Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
Valium can be habit-forming with
Complete the new medication information form (PDF)(What is a PDF document?) to help you understand this medication.
Nickel JC (2012). Prostatitis and related conditions, orchitis, and epididymitis. In AJ Wein et al., eds., Campbell-Walsh Urology, 10th ed., vol. 1, pp. 327–356. Philadelphia: Saunders.
Primary Medical Reviewer
||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
||Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
Current as of
||November 11, 2013