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What's the difference between flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and methocarbamol muscle relaxers?

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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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No: Both Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and methocarbanol do the same thinf muscle relaxer.
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Dr. Blake Miller
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No: No, it just means that drug is more efficacious for your biochemistry and provides you with greater relief.
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
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Hallucinations: No they are not please get evaluated.
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Dr. Philip Chao
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Nyquil used: To contain alcohol. But ask your doctor who prescribed the flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl).
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