Muscle Relaxant Use Among Hemodialysis Patients: Prevalence, Clinical Indications, and Adverse Outcomes.


Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA; Division of Nephrology, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. Electronic address: [Email]


Muscle relaxants are often used to treat musculoskeletal pain or cramping, which are commonly experienced by hemodialysis patients. However, the extent to which muscle relaxants are prescribed in this population and the risks associated with their use have not been characterized.


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