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cyclobenzaprine and amitripyline

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Very different uses: But similar chemical structures. Both a tricyclic compounds. One is mostly used as a muscle relaxant - cyclobenzaprine(Flexeril). The other serves ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Tomasello
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: This is really not a good pain management regimen. You should go get evaluated by a physician and see what kind of problems you're having and see how ... Read More
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cocktail of drugs: You can take the three drugs together preferably before you go to bed.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow up with your: Dr regarding adjusting your medication dose. Be aware about the side effects of your meds including drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, constipation , stom ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Not on the label: It may but by label that is not the indication. It is like a tri-cyclic antidepressant.
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Here it is: 1. Amitriptyline could increase the risk of overheating and photosensitivity. 2. cyclobenzaprine could increase the risk of photosensitivity only. 3. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
It's better to take: These at separate times. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and amitriptyline could compound side effects if taken together. Take amitriptyline before bed ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Wouldn't recommend: you are already on several drugs which inhibit serotonin reuptake, increasing their levels - amitriptylene, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and cyclobenzaprine ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Variable: I use trazodone frequently for insomnia since it is scored two different ways on the tablet. It gives a variety of doses to try from a 150 mg dose. In ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No it's mot: Muscle relaxer.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cyclobenzaprine: It is flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) a muscle relaxant, is used for muscle spasms & pain. It is not a benzo.

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