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Doctor insights on: Cyclobenzaprine And Pregnancy

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is cyclobenzaprine a benzodiazepine?

Is cyclobenzaprine a benzodiazepine?

No: Cyclobenzaprine, also known as flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not a benzodiazepine. It is more closely related to the tricyclic antidepressants, and is used for muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Is mixing baclofen and cyclobenzaprine okay?

Is mixing baclofen and cyclobenzaprine okay?

Be careful: Both are muscle relaxants with different uses. Spasticity and severe spasm are treated with baclofen, while cyclobenzaprine is commonly used to treat milder spasm. ...Read more

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Can you smoke cyclobenzaprine hcl?

Can you smoke cyclobenzaprine hcl?

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. ...Read more

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Can "cyclobenzaprine" cure headache/migraine?

Can "cyclobenzaprine" cure headache/migraine?

No: Cyclo is a muscle relaxant, and unlikely to cure anything. Probably, not successful in migraine, but might help muscle tension ha's. Drugs to prevent migraines include topirimate, valproex, naproxen, butterbur, riboflavin. ...Read more

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Can i take cyclobenzaprine while breastfeeding?

Can i take cyclobenzaprine while breastfeeding?

Category B: There is no evidence(with no human studies) that it will cause any issues, but again, no human studies either with mom or baby. Animal studies do not show any problems. However, you should check with your OB to be sure as different health issues within pregnancy could change the clinical picture. Once you speak to your physician, then it is just a personal choice from there. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can using cyclobenzaprine make it hard to urinate?

Can using cyclobenzaprine make it hard to urinate?

Yes, it may: Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxer, works by blocking nerve impulses. Sometimes this can include the nerves in the gut and/ or bladder. In the gut this may lead to constipation or diarrhea while in the bladder one may experience either frequent or impaired urination. Best to let your doctor know and s/he may try another medication. ...Read more

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How long does flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) work?

How long does flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) work?

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. ...Read more