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Relaxant (Definition)

A relaxant generally refers to a pharmaceutical that either relieves muscles tension or spasm (e.g. Robaxin, (methocarbamol) soma), relieves anxiety and helps one relax (such as xanax). One can become dependent on anti-anxiety medications when used for prolonged periods of time, high dosages used. These drugs must be managed by a medical professional, and if taking for months, should ...Read more


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Can I use valerian as a muscle relaxant...Been on flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and trying to get off it?

Please talk to: Your doctor for help getting off flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Stopping cold turkey can be hard, & possibly dangerous. Valerian probably won't help much, & it's safety isn't assured. ...Read more

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What's the difference between flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and methocarbamol muscle relaxers?

What's the difference between flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and methocarbamol muscle relaxers?

Few differences : Both Methocarbamol ( robaxin) and flexaril( cyclobenzaprine) are muscle relaxants. Exact mechanism of action is unknown, but both are most probably centrally acting muscle relaxants. Robaxin (methocarbamol) has a short half life of 1-2 hrs. And is usually given 4 times a day. Flexeril's half life is 18 hrs (range of 8-37 hrs) and is metabolized mainly by the hepatic cyp450. Flexeril is more sedative. ...Read more

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What would happen if you smoke cyclobenzaprine HCl (muscle relaxer)?

Unknown: I can't find any studies or reports regarding smoking cyclobenzaprine. If the heat does not alter the medication, it will be absorbed into your blood stream quicker than orally and potentially cause muscle relaxation, including lung muscles (stopping breathing). There are other ingredients in the tablet that would also be inhaled, and their effect would be unknown. ...Read more

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Muscle relaxer flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) can be taken if cut in half?

Muscle relaxer flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) can be taken if cut in half?

Ask pharmacist: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) typically comes in 5 or 10 mg tablets. Solid white tablets that are scored (have a line through the center to show where to cut) can be split. A pill cutter can make this easier. ...Read more

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I forgot to ask dr if i can take half a tablet of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) muscle relaxer? Have not tried this med before

I forgot to ask dr if i can take half a tablet of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) muscle relaxer? Have not tried this med before

Yes: Yes you can split the felxaril tablet if you need to but take the medication as prescribed by your physician. If you make or want to make any medication changes discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

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Does cyclobenzaprine(aka flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) a musicle relaxant) feel like a painkiller?

CYCLOBENZAPRINE: Cyclobenzaprin is a muscle relaxant and some musculo skeletal pain will be relieved as the muscles get relaxed and the spasm is relieved.But cyclobenzaprin(flexeril)does not have any analgesic properties. ...Read more

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I am taking the generic for flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for muscle spasms. Is there a safe medicine for long term use.

I am taking the generic for flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for muscle spasms. Is there a safe medicine for long term use.

Does it Work?: Flexeral is not recommended for long term use. Generally 2-3 weeks is about the recommended time, especially at age 65. Having said that, there may be a good reason for your doctor to extend the duration time of taking the medication. ...Read more

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Does flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) come in a liquid form that could be injected by a doctor (not me) into muscles for spasms?

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): It has no effect at the muscle site - it works centrally through neural pathways. Injecting it just allows it to bypass the GI tract. ...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


Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl (Definition)

Cyclobenzaprine HCl is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more