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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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Is it okay to mix a muscle relaxer called flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) with nyquil?

Is it okay to mix a muscle relaxer called flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) with nyquil?

No: Nyquil, may come in combinations of tylenol, (acetaminophen) doxylamine, chlorphenaremine and pseudoephidrine. Flexeril is a muscle relaxant. Combination of the two, may result in blurred vision, CNS stimulation or depression, seizures, dizziness, abuse potential, fatigue, hypertension, impaired coordination and balance, poor fine motor movements, drowsiness, hypotension, insomnia, confusion , anemia, etc. ...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

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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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl (Definition)

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