I have to agree with what you have read. Xanax is not commonly reported in the articles discussing spasticity. In fact, it can have a paradoxical (reverse) reaction of "causing" spasticity.
The two most common drugs are, indeed, valium (diazepam) and Klonopin (clonazepam). Xanax and Valium are short-acting and clonazepam is long-acting.
My preference would be for the longer-acting clonazepam. The longer acting benzodiazepines, although still highly addictive, tend to have less ferocious withdrawal syndromes. Xanax (alprazolam) is notorious for it's addictiveness and severe withdrawal symptoms. All the reading I found on Xanax discussed its use only with anxiety and panic attacks.
You might check with the pharmacy on this and maybe request another drug.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.