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is cyclobenzaprine a benzodiazepine

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: Cyclobenzaprine, also known as flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not a benzodiazepine. It is more closely related to the tricyclic antidepressants, ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Clonazepam (trade name = klonopin) is a benzodiazepine. Like all benzodiazepines, it can be habit forming ("addictive"). It can also cause sleepine ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cyclobenzaprine.: Flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) Amrix, Fexmid.
A 28-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. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
No: It is a tricyclic antidepressant that works on norepinephrine
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
It can be: Actually, it's in the medication class known as Tetracyclic Antidepressants so technically speaking it was not initially approved or marketed for tran ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is a skeletal muscle relaxant.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Clonazepam: Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine. This is the same category for valium (diazepine), Ativan (lorazepam), xanax (alprazolam). They all share in common th ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
No: Centrally acting muscle relaxant that works for about 6 hours.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. BUSHRA AZIZ
22 years experience Psychiatry
See below: It is benzo.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Goldman
35 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Carisoprodol is not a opiate narcotic. It is used to treat certain types of muscle spasm and pain but does not work the same way as an opiate.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No: Clozapine is considered a 2nd generation antipsychotic medication, typically used in schizophrenia, that antagonizes quite a few neurotransmitter rece ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
28 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine used to treat panic attacks and anxiety disorders. It is classified as a controlled substance by the feds.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: Amitriptylene is a tricyclic antidepressant, not a benzodiazapine.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Neither: Gabapentin is used to treat partial seizures, pain related to post herpetic neuralgia as well as neuropathic pain. While it does modulate the activit ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Buspirone, also known by its trade name buspar, (buspirone) is a non-benzodiazepine, non- narcotic medication that is indicated for the treatment of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
16 years experience Family Medicine
No: Not classified as narcotic, but it does have some narcotic-like properties.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Roach
41 years experience Anesthesiology
No: It's not a narcotic although the mechanism of action for analgesia is not known.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience Anesthesiology
No: It is an anticholenergic medication used in the treatment of irriatablle bowel syndrome (ibs-d).
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