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Doctor insights on: Cyclobenzaprine Dosage For Sleep

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Is hydroxyzine or cyclobenzaprine better for sleep?

Is hydroxyzine or cyclobenzaprine better for sleep?

Neither best: Many drugs have sedation as one of many side effects, such as the two you mention. In fact, Restoril (temazepam) is an old brand of hydroxyzine I'd written for years ago whose use is implied by the name. Yet it is primarily an antihistamine. Better to ask for currently used drugs whose effects are more specific for insomnia. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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My doctor prescribed me cyclobenzaprine for headaches, is it okay if I used it as a sleeping aid also?

My doctor prescribed me cyclobenzaprine for headaches, is it okay if I used it as a sleeping aid also?

Insomnia: Problems sleeping can lead to chronic health issues. I think u need investigations into "why" u are having sleep issues. This might also be related somehow to your headaches. As the other doc pointed out- cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and not a sleeping pill or headache remedy. Best to get at the root causes of things. Have u seen a sleep specialist? Working on "sleep hygiene" should help. ...Read more

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I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help me sleep, is this safe?

I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help me sleep, is this safe?

This is a muscle: Relaxant. I would not be playing doctor and self prescribing. I would not recommend you take this to help you sleep. If your having trouble sleeping see your doctor who likely would be prescribing you something else not flexaril. ...Read more

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How long is flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) active. I have been taken 2x10mg pills at night for issues w/ sleep. I get up at 6:30 but around 8 I can no longer stay awake. Wh?

How long is flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) active. I have been taken 2x10mg pills at night for issues w/ sleep. I get up at 6:30 but around 8 I can no longer stay awake. Wh?

That is too much: You are taking too large of a pdose. The medication is typically written as 5 or 10 mg three times a day as needed to treat muscle spasm. You may want to discuss options with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Not sleeping maybe four to five hours at night, already taki. G 200 mg of trazadone along, with 20 mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and 600 mg of nuertion. Help please..

Not sleeping maybe four to five hours at night, already taki. G 200 mg of trazadone along, with 20 mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and 600 mg of nuertion. Help please..

IN an adult with: Your symptoms, you may well be getting poor sleep because of sleep apnea which has a strong association with depression (20% of people with sleep apnea have depression), night-time urination caused by atrial natriuretic peptide being released from your heart), and diabetes. I would recommend seeing your family doctor for a referral to a sleep clinic for an overnight polysomnogram. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Taking 50mg trazadone for sleep. Pulled a muscle exercising and would love to take 10mg cyclobenzaprine and 15mg meloxicam. Any issues?

Taking 50mg trazadone for sleep. Pulled a muscle exercising and would love to take 10mg cyclobenzaprine and 15mg meloxicam. Any issues?

Multiple medications: Trazodone is an anti-depressant and can be used for insomnia. Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxer. Both of these medications can cause drowsiness. Meloxicam is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. You can take them together, just be aware that they all can cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Seeing info on benefits of red wine, but I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) at night for sleep, Ultram in the am and sometimes at noon for pain. Is red wine a "no go? "

Seeing info on benefits of red wine, but I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) at night for sleep, Ultram in the am and sometimes at noon for pain. Is red wine a "no go? "

Not with Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Health benefits of red wine are limited to 1 serving/d for women and 2 servings/d for men. The sedative side effect of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is what you are using for sleep. Interaction with the red wine not a great concern. However, together, may be too sedating. Also, alcohol within a couple of hours of sleep interferes with restful, recuperative sleep. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take neurotin niqul flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and use the naussa patch at the same time. Is that why I sleep for more then eight hours n still b tired.?

Is it safe to take neurotin niqul flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and use the naussa patch at the same time. Is that why I sleep for more then eight hours n still b tired.?

Too many sedatives: All of those medications listed above can have a sedative effect and the combination of them increases your sedation and makes you sleepy. Talk to your physician about changing or reducing your medication dosages. ...Read more

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Was prescribed Tramadol for pain. No longer taking Tramadol I am having a very hard time sleeping at night, withdrawals? Can I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help

Was prescribed Tramadol for pain. No longer taking Tramadol I am having a very hard time sleeping at night, withdrawals? Can I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help

Need more info: Advising you to take medication requires knowledge and understanding of your problems. Only your treating doctor who was prescribing the tramadol knows whether flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is right for your particular case. However, if you'd like to set up a virtual appointment then, perhaps we can help. To request an appointment write to: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Taking 1/2 Soma at night for sleep/muscle spasms. Looking for shorter-acting muscle relax. That won't change natural sleep architecture. Tried flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Talk to your PCP: There are other frequently prescribed muscle relaxants including Flexeril and skelaxin (metaxalone). I generally prefer skelaxin (metaxalone) as it is better tolerated while Flexeril tends to be overly sedating. You should discuss with your primary care physician which medication is right for you. ...Read more

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For sleep aid, patient with severe insomnia you dr. Had to choose between prescribing Amitriptyline or Trazadone or Flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) which one would you choose? And how would you monitor it?

For sleep aid, patient with severe insomnia you dr. Had to choose between prescribing Amitriptyline or Trazadone or Flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) which one would you choose? And how would you monitor it?

Adjunct, side effects: It all depends on the situation. The bigger question to me is "why does the patient have insomnia? " and then deal with that piece. You mentioned that you're on methotrexate, but not why. Similarly, you've had a cardiac catheterization, but don't state the reason. The choice of drug when treating insomnia, if a drug therapy is required at all, depends strongly on the other conditions. ...Read more

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I use Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for muscle spasm PRN but off label works wonders for insomnia. 8 hrs of sleep instead of 4. Is there a tricyclic antidepressant similar?

No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not TCA and belongs to a different class. .. It has been used for insomnia and I do use it for my patients for that reason here and there. .. It's considered a relatively safer medication than TCA class. ...Read more

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Would flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) be ok to take teeth clenching, trouble breathing, trouble asleep?

Self medicating: Is not a good idea. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a good muscle relaxant but is not indicated to treat / prevent bruxism or clenching. Please see your dentist to have an oral appliance made to help the problem. There are many different types of devices these days. Hope this helps and thanks for your question. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 5mg of cyclobenzaprine its not relieving the pain im feeling which is neck, shoulder, back pain. How much more of a dosage I can take?

I was prescribed 5mg of cyclobenzaprine its not relieving the pain im feeling which is neck, shoulder, back pain. How much more of a dosage I can take?

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Initial dose is 5mg. Three times a day, which can be raised to 7.5mg. Then 10 mg. Three times daily. Consult your prescribing doctor before you make any dose changes. ...Read more

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20mg cyclobenzaprine at one time ok? I know usual dose is 30mg per day but can be taken to 60mg daily right??

Cyclobenzaprine dose: Cyclobenzaprine according to the DEA, the usual starting dose, is 5 mg three times a day. The maximum recommended dose is 10 mg three times a day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to double up on Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) 5mg if my one dose an hour ago hasn't touched my pain? Will I be able to wake up in the morning? And function?

At night: Best try one or two in bedtime. It depends on your tolerance because some people get very sleepy from it. That is why it is best to take it before you go to bed night. You have to give it a chance to clarify your pain, help your sleep, and help decrease the pain sensations. Some people will not tolerate 10 mg at bedtime, but you can start at five and then slowly increase it to the 10 and see how ...Read more

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How much time should be inbetween a dose of 100mg gabapentin and: 5/325 hydrocodone, 10mg cyclobenzaprine, or 1mg xanax (alprazolam)? Gabapentin scares me.

How much time should be inbetween a dose of 100mg gabapentin and: 5/325 hydrocodone, 10mg cyclobenzaprine, or 1mg xanax (alprazolam)? Gabapentin scares me.

Gabapentin scares U?: Really? Because the hydrocodone and its pharmacology would worry me more. I have seen people get side effects on small doses of gabapentin for sure. But I've never seen them have trouble stopping compared to Hydrocodone. You should not take all those drugs together. I think that's a lot (especially if you happen to be petite?). Check with your doctor for rationale dosing schedule to following. ...Read more

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Can cyclobenzaprine get you high?

Can cyclobenzaprine get you high?

Yes: It has been known to change you mentation and can make you very sleepy or drowsy as well
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Can cyclobenzaprine get you high?

Can cyclobenzaprine get you high?

Cyclobenzaprine: Cyclobenzaprine may numb you brain, temporally feeling relax. It has obvious side effects if you use without medical indication. High itself is a abnormal status. Please do not hurt yourself, family and society to seek high. ...Read more

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Who should not take cyclobenzaprine?

Who should not take cyclobenzaprine?

No Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Ones with recent heart attack, have used MAO inhibitors within past 2 weeks, have heart arrhythmias, Congestive heart failure, Heart block or overactive Thyroid, or ones actively consuming Alcohol. ...Read more