"The first-generation antihistamines are more sedating, but the distinction isn't as black-and-white as the marketing of the newer products may lead you to believe.The difference between them is really blurred." "Under some circumstances, the nonsedating formulas do cause sedation and in some cases, these sedating formulas do not," he tells Web MD.To find the most current information, please enter your topic of interest into our search box." April 25, 2003 -- Timely research for the start of hay fever season: Despite their higher cost, the newer, so-called "second generation" of more expensive "nonsedating" prescription antihistamines may be no more effective at preventing fatigue and memory lapses than older over-the-counter formulas such as Benadryl.Muscle relaxants are not really a class of drugs, but rather a group of different medications that produce an overall sedative effect on the body.Muscle relaxants treat both muscle spasm and spasticity.In the event of an overdose or if combined with another sedative, many of these drugs can cause unconsciousness (see hypnotic) and even death.
†A minimum of 72 hours is required as a ground trial at initiation of therapy to ensure adequate symptom control and to exclude idiosyncratic reaction.
The mechanisms of action of the medications in this class are widely varied and many are not thoroughly understood.
Meloxicam suspension for members older than 7 years of age will require a prior authorization.
Skeletal muscle relaxants are commonly prescribed for the treatment of muscle spasms and discomfort.
These drugs relieve muscle spasms due to low back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, tension headaches.
NOTE: In order for previously utilized Tier 1 medications to count as trials toward a Tier 2 authorization, the member's NSAID therapy must have been continuous.