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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long does flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) work?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
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 with it and other meds you may be taking. All of these will factor in the equation.

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A 36-year-old female asked:

Is flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) a benzodiazephine?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
No: It is a skeletal muscle relaxant.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Valium is often used as a muscle relaxant. It's 1 of the best but the side effect is sleepiness so not good 2 use during the day only @ pm.
Mar 27, 2013
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Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Where did my comment go?
Mar 27, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It is still there. Heidi
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Difference between cyclobenzaprines and cyclobenzaprine hcl?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Apparently not.: There is no difference. The hcl is used to form the finished product through dehydration. These are given in tablets, like apo-cyclobenzaprine (10 mg tablets), Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (5 and 10 mg tablets) and fexmid (7.5 mg tablet). They are also given in capsules. The preparation amrix, is available in 15- and 30-mg capsules given once-a-day, extended-release. The brand name is flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl).
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