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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 45 years experience
No: It is a skeletal muscle relaxant.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 54 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 54 years experience
Where did my comment go?
Mar 27, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It is still there. Heidi
Mar 28, 2013
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a skeletal muscle relaxant and not a benzodiazepine.

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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 31-year-old member asked:

Whats the difference between cyclobenzaprine and cyclobenzaprine hcl?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Same active : Ingredient.

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