A 41-year-old member asked:
What's the difference between flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and methocarbamol muscle relaxers?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Syed H. Sajid answered
28 years experience in Psychiatry
Few differences : Both Methocarbamol ( robaxin) and flexaril( cyclobenzaprine) are muscle relaxants. Exact mechanism of action is unknown, but both are most probably centrally acting muscle relaxants. Robaxin (methocarbamol) has a short half life of 1-2 hrs. And is usually given 4 times a day. Flexeril's half life is 18 hrs (range of 8-37 hrs) and is metabolized mainly by the hepatic cyp450. Flexeril is more sedative.
Answered on Dec 5, 2016
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