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is cyclobenzaprine a opiat?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No it's mot: Muscle relaxer.
Answered on Aug 3, 2017
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Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience Family Medicine
Not an Opiate: Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant used for acute muscle spasms many time secondary to injuries and many time prescibed with opiates for that injury. Cyclobenzaprine can cause significant confusional states and sleepiness and these effects are confused with opiate effects, but cyclobenzaprine is a safe muscle relaxant but should use with caution with other benzodiazapines or other sedating med.
Answered on Apr 13, 2020
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Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience Family Medicine
No: Cyclobenzaprine is a type of muscle relaxant, and not an opoid medication (narcotic). Because it can affect the way you feel, some people can become psychologically dependent on it if they take a lot over an extended period of time. But it is not a narcotic or opoid medication.
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
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Dr. Elizabeth Black
23 years experience Family Medicine
I don't know that I have seen that effect for sure, but the folks who I have treated who used muscle relaxers for so long either had many confounded issues or medications that I wouldn't have known or had disease states like MS that cause spacticity or spasm and where withdrawing the medication would result in significant discomfort
Jan 26, 2012
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Perhaps one might consider the rebound of muscle to a state of tension (if Cyclobenzaprine is stopped suddenly) as withdrawal similar to what occurs when opioids are withdrawn suddenly as well.
Jan 26, 2012
Dr. Elizabeth Black
23 years experience Family Medicine
Med question: It is a muscle relaxer. Many patients have been on it and it is probably the most commonly prescribed. I have found it to be very sedating relative to it's effect for most patients and it is not my preferred muscle relaxant. It is not addictive in general, but I have known patients to abuse or overuse muscle relaxers and they can be dangerous especially combined with other sedating chemicals.
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
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