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please describe the medication: flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
I'll try: I kno nothing of its chem struc or action. It = a muscle relaxant with a side effect of sedation which is good4 nite use or when u keep someone on bed rest. 2 b used with care when on narcotics as in this case the effect is 1+1=3.
Dr. Robert Didier
General Practice 50 years experience
Muscle Relaxant: This medication is used on label for muscle spasm and off label as a sleep aid and bruxism control. In many patients it has a sedating effect and also can produce dry mouth. It is currently being tried on fibromyalgia patients. Chemically it is closely related to the tricyclic antidepressants. Lower doses are used to avoid side effects still providing the therapeutic effect.
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Muscle relaxant: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (cyclobenzaprine) is a muscle relaxant. It is also sedating.
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Muscle relaxant: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) also known by its generic name as cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long does flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) work?

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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 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.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you smoke cyclobenzaprine hcl?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Apparently not.: 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. These are muscle relaxants used for muscle spasm after injury associated with acute painful musculoskeletal conditions.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Difference between cyclobenzaprines and cyclobenzaprine hcl?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 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).
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Is a muscle relaxant. Most common side effect is sedation.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for the side effects of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to go away?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Not sure: Usually as soon as you stop the medication. The side effects should be reduced and gone in the time it takes to leave your body - usually a few days.

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