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What is cyclobenzaprine for

A 49-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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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Lyrica, (pregabalin) probably: Lyrica (pregabalin), Cymbalta (duloxetine), and savella (milnacipran) are fda approved for fibromyalgia, although other medications including Flexeril ... Read More
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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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Kucharzyk
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It has been known to change you mentation and can make you very sleepy or drowsy as well Be careful with this medication
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Cyclobenzaprine: Cyclobenzaprine may numb you brain, temporally feeling relax. It has obvious side effects if you use without medical indication. High itself is a abn ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Cyclobenzaprine can: be given to adolescents 15 years old & older for muscle spasm. The starting dose is 5 mg. 3 times/ day. It may be increased slowly by the prescrib ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
No Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Ones with recent heart attack, have used MAO inhibitors within past 2 weeks, have heart arrhythmias, Congestive heart failure, Heart block or overacti ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes, if tablet form.: Yes you can, if it is a tablet (not caplet). The tablet may not be scored to facilitate even splitting. The normal dose is either 5mg or 10mg. Not ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
29 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes, but very little: Studies show it to be less than 1% of patients, and one study quoted it as 1in a 1000 (0.1%).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Other muscle relaxants such as Soma, Skelaxin, (metaxalone) Robaxin, etc.

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