Aspirin/meprobamate

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Aspirin/meprobamate
Combination of
Aspirin NSAID
Meprobamate Anxiolytic
Clinical data
Trade names Equagesic
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Pregnancy
category
  • US: X (Contraindicated)
Routes of
administration
Oral
ATC code
Legal status
Legal status

Aspirin/meprobamate (trade name Equagesic /ˌɛkwəˈzɪk/) is a combination drug indicated for short-term pain treatment accompanied by tension or anxiety in patients with musculoskeletal disorders or tension headache.

Combinations[edit]

There also appears to be a combination with ethoheptazine, an opioid analgesic.[1]

Problems[edit]

Equagesic was discontinued in the United States, possibly because of its toxic profile and more adequate drugs available. Specifically, meprobamate is more toxic than benzodiazepines, which are also useful as a muscle relaxant.

Martial artist Bruce Lee died of cerebral edema caused by an allergic reaction to Equagesic, according to the coroner examination.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NetDoctor.co.uk - Information about drugs for Patients Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Bruce Lee died of seizure?". The Hindu. India. February 26, 2006. Retrieved June 3, 2011.