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A 32-year-old female asked:

Seeing info on benefits of red wine, but i take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) at night for sleep, ultram in the am and sometimes at noon for pain. is red wine a "no go?"

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Dr. Edward Schwager
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Not with Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Health benefits of red wine are limited to 1 serving/d for women and 2 servings/d for men. The sedative side effect of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is what you are using for sleep. Interaction with the red wine not a great concern. However, together, may be too sedating. Also, alcohol within a couple of hours of sleep interferes with restful, recuperative sleep.
Last updated Aug 5, 2015

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