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I have degenerative disk disease have pain tonight, already took 10 mg of flexeril at 8pm est, can i take another one now?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Flexeril: may be taken every 6 hours.....HOWEVER it is a MUSCLE relaxing agent NOT a PAIN medication..Suggest you seek consultation with a SPINE SPECIALIST (There are SPINE UNITS at many local (especially TEACHING) Hospitals.... Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
Dr. Mueeza Zafar
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Flexeril: No, because you took an adequate dose, and if that did not help, then try something else like Ibuprofen or Aleve (if you are not allergic to them). Also degenerative disc disease is not the cause of pain, unlike what most people believe. The pain occurs when this disc gets herniated and pushes on a nerve root or the spinal cord itself.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: No, that probably would not be a good idea. It is beyond the recommended dose and would potentially expose you to an increased risk of side affects including over sedation. You could potentially try to add other types of medications including NSAIDs and/or Tylenol. Follow up with your doctor to discuss other treatment options as there are many.

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