Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

Due to anticholinergic and CNS side effects (e.g. drowsiness, dizziness, and light-headedness) of skeletal muscle relaxants, these drugs are not recommended in older adults. High risk of toxicity in older adults with renal and hepatic dysfunction. It should be avoided in those with dementia, cognitive impairment, delirium, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and obstruction of the genitourinary tract due to the potential worsening of these conditions.

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