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how many hours do i have to wait after taking cyclobenzaprine 10mg bottle says take 1 three times a day?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Usually start first: First start at 8 pm and see how it effecs you. Sometimes the dosing is every 8 hours. Sometimes it makes you too sleepy to take it 3 times a day. If it does you can try lower dosing or even take 1/ 2 the table. They also sell 5 mg tablets.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Typically 6 hours: Typically a three times a day medication refers to your awake hours rather than an entire 24 hours. It is usually every 6 hours such as 8a, 2p, and 8 pm, for example. The medication you are asking about can make you sleepy, so some people can only take it at night before they go to sleep or they can try a reduced dosage.

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