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Can I take advil, Aleve (naproxen) and my muscle relaxer at the same time?

Can I take advil, Aleve (naproxen) and my muscle relaxer at the same time?

Not Advil (ibuprofen) and Alleve: These are very similar medicines, and are not recommended to be taken at the same time. (they can add up to more stomach upset, for example). I suggest you choose one or the other, perhaps with input from your doctor. You didn't name your "muscle relaxer" and there are different types, so I can't speak to that. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Muscle relaxer with Advil (ibuprofen) pm, is this okay?

Muscle relaxer with Advil (ibuprofen) pm, is this okay?

No problem: Advil pm is ibuprofen, a non-steroidal medication and diphenhydramine. There should be no problem with using a muscle relaxant with the advil. Might have slightly increased somnolence. ...Read more

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Is there any muscle relaxer medication overthe counter? Don't have insurance. Ibuprofen, advil, Aleve (naproxen) doesn't work.

Is there any muscle relaxer medication overthe counter? Don't have insurance. Ibuprofen, advil, Aleve (naproxen) doesn't work.

There is none.: Muscle relaxants are typically prescription medications. These are generally prescribed based on the physician's evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I takle Advil (ibuprofen) and muscle relaxant together?

Can I takle Advil (ibuprofen) and muscle relaxant together?

Yes: Advil (ibuprofen) and muscle relaxers have different mechanisms of action and may be taken together. Ask your doctor for the recommended dose of each, for you. Also, always take advil (ibuprofen) with food. ...Read more

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Should I take lorcet with muscle relaxer?

Should I take lorcet with muscle relaxer?

Tablets: The question is not should you but one do you need to take and can you take it. The simple answer is yes - but it really depends on what the muscle relaxant is and also what the dose of the Lorcet and relaxant is. ...Read more

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Can you take a muscle relaxer while pregnant?

Can you take a muscle relaxer while pregnant?

Yes if...: If your muscle relaxer was prescribed by your doctor who knew you were pregnant and felt that it was needed than it is okay for use. ...Read more

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How long after a beer can I take muscle relaxer?

How long after a beer can I take muscle relaxer?

Depends on amount: Alcohol is a CNS depressant similar to a muscle relaxant, I recommending waiting 12 hours or longer before taking a muscle relaxant after drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I take muscle relaxer with hydrochlorothiazide?

Can I take muscle relaxer with hydrochlorothiazide?

Concurrent med use: Yes. One warning though is that the latter could change your chemical balance, such as making your potassium lower than otherwise. Subsequently your muscle relaxant may not work as effectively as it should. Check chemistry as advised by your physician ...Read more

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Can I take a trazodone and a muscle relaxer together?

Can I take a trazodone and a muscle relaxer together?

Depends: Most muscle relaxers are fine with trazodone, but it really depends on which muscle relaxer you are taking. ...Read more

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When should I take a muscle relaxer to help me sleep?

When should I take a muscle relaxer to help me sleep?

Rarely: A side effect of muscle relaxers is that they can make you tired and help you to sleep. It is better for your doctor to evaluate why you can't sleep and to treat the actual cause. ...Read more

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Can you take a muscle relaxer after taking a motrin 800?

Yes: They are different medications with different mechanisms, so you won't be "overdosing" on one kind/class of medicine. ...Read more

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What happens if you take 800 motrin and a muscle relaxer right right after?

What happens if you take 800 motrin and a muscle relaxer right right after?

Nothing: Assuming that you are young and healthy, and that you are not taking other drugs/medications, there is no harm in taking a high dose anti-inflammatory (motrin) with a muscle relaxant. Ask your doctor for proper dosages for you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a expired muscle relaxer, Baclofen 20mg. From 2012 to get out of your system. Started taking mon.19th. Took like 2 to 3 a d?

How long does it take for a expired muscle relaxer, Baclofen 20mg. From 2012 to get out of your system. Started taking mon.19th. Took like 2 to 3 a d?

Not long: Baclofen is a muscle relaxant primarily used for muscle spasm in Multiple Sclerosis and spinal injury. It is not used in rheumatic diseases and ordinary causes of muscle spasm. It is excreted primarily intact by the kidneys. With normal renal function it should be largely excreted in 24 hours.
If taken for a long period it must be tapered slowly. ...Read more

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Can I take muscle relaxer with pain pilla?

Yes but side effects: We do often prescribe muscle relaxants to be used at the same time as pain medications; however, both can cause sedation and when taken together, some patients feel quite sleepy, drunk or "out of it." thus, be careful, monitor yourself for any side effects and take the lowest effective dose. You generally shouldn't drive, work, operate machinery and make important decisions when on these meds. ...Read more

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Can I take muscle relaxer for tmj?

Short term: Drugs provide momentary relief, but fail to address the underlying reason for the muscle pain. ...Read more

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Can I take amberen with a muscle relaxer?

Ambien (zolpidem)?: You could take both together but remember that the muscle relaxer can also cause drowsiness which will exacerbate the effects of ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more

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Can I take a 5mg muscle relaxer with 800mg ibuprophen?

Probably: Depends on the muscle relaxer. If you mean Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (cyclobenzaprine), it should be fine to take with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink coffee and take a muscle relaxer?

Careful w/xanaflex: Most of the common muscle relaxers do not interact with caffeine and are therefore safe to take with coffee. Levels of tizanidine (zanaflex), however, are increased when taken with caffeine and this can enhance the dangerous side effects. ...Read more

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Can I take Motrin & an over the counter muscle relaxer?

Can I take Motrin & an over the counter muscle relaxer?

Possibly.: Read the label. If it contains ibuprofen than NO. (because Motrin is ibuprofen) if not, you are probably ok. Your pharmacist should be able to help you if you have the boxes ...Read more

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Is cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) muscle relaxer safe to take after the expiration date?

Is cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) muscle relaxer safe to take after the expiration date?

RX medicine expired: We can not recommend you take any medicine after the expiry date as it looses its effectiveness. ...Read more

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What will happen if I take 3 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and a 10mg muscle relaxer? Will I be in danger?

What will happen if I take 3 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and a 10mg muscle relaxer? Will I be in danger?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Skelaxin: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Skelaxin muscle relaxer both increase sedation and drowsiness. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Flexeril both increase sedation and drowsiness. Any muscle relaxer and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will increase sedation and drowsiness and needs to be closely monitored by your treating physician. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a muscle relaxer before working out? I'm prescribed

Depends: It may depend on type of prescription and dose and how long you have been on it. Muscle relaxants can often have a sedative effect and I would not want you to injure yourself during exercise. Please speak your prescribing physician for guidance. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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