Equagesic


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Equagesic

 [ek″wah-je´sik]
trademark for a combination preparation of the analgesicaspirin and the muscle relaxantmeprobamate; used as an antispasmodic.

Equagesic

a trademark for a fixed-combination central nervous system drug that contains an analgesic (aspirin) and a sedative (meprobamate).

meprobamate

A potentially addicting agent that blocks spinal interneurons, which has anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, muscle-relaxing, sedative, hypnotic and tranquilising properties.

Adverse effects
Hypotension, depression of brainstem activity, coma, death.
 
Metabolism
Liver; excreted in urine, stool.

Therapeutic range
5–30 µg/mL.
 
Toxic range
> 60 µg/mL.
 
Specimen
Serum.
 
Method
TLC, GC, colorimetry.

Equagesic®

Meprobamate, see there.