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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
I suppose, but -: -not if taken as directed. Some people do have strange & not usual side effects from any medication. Talk to your prescribing MD about this.there ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
Side effects: Stop flexaril which has many side effects. After 24 hours take 0.5 mg of ativan
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Drugs.com drugs interaction checker showed no clinically significant interactions between Goody headache powder or Flexeril.d
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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Seek advice: The 2 can interact with each other to cause a variety of side effects see below: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=758-386,896-16 ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is believed to work through the central nervous system to have a relaxant effect on skeletal muscles, so since the inte ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It is a skeletal muscle relaxant.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: Both are muscle relaxers. Both have the same adverse effects. My experience is that skelaxin (metaxalone) is less sedating than flexeril.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
I'll try: I kno nothing of its chem struc or action. It = a muscle relaxant with a side effect of sedation which is good4 nite use or when u keep someone on bed ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: Cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) is not a narcotic but it can have significant side effects which are similar to narcotic medications. Side effects include ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes...sort of: The Gabapentin and flexeril/elavil can make one sleepy initially but is tolerable after a while if you're on the right dose. Naproxen is ok as long as ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant. Not going to help with opiate withdrawal.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
35 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
For muscle spasms.: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxer medication used to treat muscle spasms or very tight muscles. If these very tight muscles are resul ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: it is a muscle relaxer not a pain reliever. some narcotics contain acetaminophen like vicodin and percocet
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Sometimes: It has value for some people and is ineffective for others. You cannot tell until you try it.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and alcohol: if it as been a couple hours after the last beer it should be ok to take the flexural tonight
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Combining...: 2 drugs that have similar properties may exaggerate the effects produced by either( 2+2 may = 5). Your md should be one who decides if this is safe fo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arold Augustin
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Drug interaction: Yes, but with added side-effects, for example somnolence.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
36 years experience in Bariatrics
Yes. Ok: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant. It should have no unusual effect after a gastric sleeve. Usually short term use for muscle spas ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: If under a doctors care. Make sure that you be careful of the increase in sedation you will experience with the two meds together.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Back pain shot: In the usa the most common opioid shot is Dilaudid (hydromorphone). Another one commonly used is Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) (meperidine) - thi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It can: If there is muscular component of pain it may. Also, it can be sedating so may get a good night's sleep if you take it prior to going to bed. It m ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: It has sedative properties and depression is a possible, but uncommon, side effect.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Klonopin (clonazepam): Both taken together can cause more sedation, otherwise no major adverse interactions.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience in Dentistry
Depends on lots..: Length of effectiveness depends on many factors...Pill strength, how often have you used the drug (getting used to it), time of day, have you eaten wi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Talk to your doctor : There is a potential interaction between theses two medications which can increase the side effects of dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentra ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kaveh Karandish
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not TCA and belongs to a different class ... It has been used for insomnia and I do use it for my patients for that ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) + percocet: Per Drugs.Com: "Using oxyCODONE together with cyclobenzaprine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
Probablly Not: Unless you are obvously sedated or impaired. It may not be compatible with certain duties like being a pilot or in other critical situations. You prob ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
Yes: The drugs are often prescribed together without problems.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Yes: I know of no reason not too...
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
32 years experience in Podiatry
No: Throw it away. Probably not effective.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Yes, you can: There is no drug interactions between these drugs. However, before taking any new medicine, always ask your doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerold Kreisman
47 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: Depending on dose, this combination could result in increased bleeding tendency, and serotonin syndrome, which is characterized by high fever, muscle ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in Family Medicine
It shouldn't: But if you were given a narcotic to take with the muscle relaxer, that can cause constipation. Increase fluids, and take some extra fiber. That s ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
12 years experience in Pain Management
Ask your physician: It is always best to ask your physician prescribing your medications about safety and ability to take concurrent medications. They are familiar with y ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Atarax (hydroxyzine) : Atarax (hydroxyzine) is the brand name for Hydroxyzine - in other words they are the same thing, so taking them together would give you a double dose ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
57 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Avoid both.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Zanaflex (tizanidine): There are precautions listed in taking Flexeril if you have heart rhythm disorder and afib. I usually prescribe Zanaflex (tizanidine). However, visit ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience in Radiology
Not sure: Usually as soon as you stop the medication. The side effects should be reduced and gone in the time it takes to leave your body - usually a few days.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Syed H. Sajid
28 years experience in Psychiatry
Half life 8-37 hrs.: Half life of cyclobenzaprine ranges from 8-37 hours, with the average half life being approximately 18 hrs. It is metabolized in the liver through the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably NO, as the: Drug is still in your body as only 1/2 of the drug is out of your system in 18 hrs. Such drugs and alcohol generally do not mix very well.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
14 years experience in Psychiatry
Talk to your doctor: They can interact and result in excessive sedation, you should really talk to your doctor if you are taking both.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
29 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
CNS: Only 2 major concerns: 1) general impact on level of consciousness making you tired or sleepy, less coordinated, thereby affecting your function inclu ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Flexerl: Yes you take Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) with buillion.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle relaxant: The most common reactions are:drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea, confusion, nervousness.However if you overdose you could expirience se ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
I think it gets to -: work within a couple of hours, as I have used it personally. If it didn't work for you, then check with your PCP or whoever prescribed them for you.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Malik
22 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Many: But should not take more than 3-4 per day.

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