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Chapter 33: Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

Which of the following skeletal muscle relaxants does not act in the central nervous system?

a. Diazepam

b. Cyclobenzaprine

c. Botulinum toxin

d. Baclofen

Which of the following skeletal muscle relaxants is not indicated for relief of acute muscle spasm?

a. Dantrolene

b. Cyclobenzaprine

c. Diazepam

d. Carisoprodol

Which of the following drugs is injected directly into the hyperexcitable muscle to have its therapeutic effect?

a. Botulinum toxin

b. Glycine

c. Dantrolene

d. Baclofen

Which of the following skeletal muscle relaxants is commonly used to treat both spasticity and acute muscle spasm?

a. Dantrolene

b. Baclofen

c. Diazepam

d. Cyclobenzaprine

Which of the following drugs is given intrathecally for optimal therapeutic effect?

a. Dantrolene

b. Baclofen

c. Tizanidine

d. Diazepam

Which of the following drugs is used to treat spasticity, but produces the least muscle weakness?

a. Gabapentin

b. Diazepam

c. Oral baclofen

d. Tizanidine

Which of the following skeletal muscle relaxants can also be used to treat malignant hyperthermia?

a. Diazepam

b. Dantrolene

c. Baclofen

d. Tizanidine

Which of the following drugs is not considered a first-line option for treating spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis?

a. Baclofen

b. Gabapentin

c. Tizanidine

d. Dantrolene

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