What is Spasticity?

Spasticity is stiff, tight muscles caused by a number of conditions. Reflexes are exaggerated and there is an increase in muscle tone.

Treatment for spasticity includes medication, physical therapy, and stretching. Common drug classes used to treat spasticity are acetylcholine release inhibitors, central alpha agonists, benzodiazepines, and muscle relaxants.

Savings Tips for Spasticity

  • Capsule or Tablet?

    May 14, 2013

    One of the most glaring examples of random pricing of medications is the varying price of capsules vs tablets. Most physicians and pharmacists know that the same medication will work just as well in a capsule or tablet form, but many don’t know there is such a huge price difference. Listen up.

    Aside from some obvious differences (capsules can’t be crushed or split while tablets often can) here are some surprises in the capsule vs tablet discussion. See More

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Popular Spasticity Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Benzodiazepines 8 See Prices
Central Alpha Agonists 23 See Prices
GABA Agonists 11 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Spasticity Drug Classes

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