The doctor isn’t always right

Last fall I took my daughter to the urgent care center because she was having neck stiffness and shoulder pain. I thought it was musculoskeletal, but she was in tears so I wanted to be sure as life threatening conditions such as meningitis, which can often present as a stiff neck.  Anyway, the MD prescribed 10 mg of Flexeril. When the nurse gave us our discharge instructions I questioned her twice. Is this an acceptable dose for children?! I asked because I was recently prescribed 10 mg of Flexeril for muscle spasms and I am an adult.  I DID NOT get this script filled and am so glad that I didn’t bc according to Drugs.com: •Flexeril should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 15 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.

Just bc the doctor orders it does not mean it’s right. ASK QUESTIONS AND RESEARCH your prescriptions!!!!

Read more about Flexeril at http://www.drugs.com/cdi/flexeril.html

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