Antispasmodic - Definition

January 2017


Definition


Antispasmodics are medications which help treat muscular spasms. They calm or neutralize involuntary muscle contractions. They are often administered for digestive spasms, pain caused by hepatic or renal colic, and uterine pain in women. Certain antispasmodics have few unpleasant side-effects, but others which act equally as an anticholinergic can cause dry mouth, constipation, problems urinating, or rapid heart rate.

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