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A 28-year-old male asked:

Please describe the medication: flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 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.
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Dr. Robert Didier
52 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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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Muscle relaxant: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (cyclobenzaprine) is a muscle relaxant. It is also sedating.
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Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Muscle relaxant: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) also known by its generic name as cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me, should 30 mg. Of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) hurt me?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Possibly: That is much too large a dose to take at one time. The major problems could be sedation and confusion.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

Is flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) a benzodiazephine?

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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
No: It is a skeletal muscle relaxant.
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 56 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
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Where did my comment go?
Mar 27, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It is still there. Heidi
Mar 28, 2013
A 41-year-old member asked:

Difference between cyclobenzaprines and cyclobenzaprine hcl?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 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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Last updated Aug 14, 2018

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