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Cerv spondylosis. Baclofen10mg at night. Would this cause insomnia? Helps spasms a lot, but should I take it earlier in day? Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) too sedating.

Cerv spondylosis. Baclofen10mg at night. Would this cause insomnia? Helps spasms a lot, but should I take it earlier in day?   Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) too sedating.

Your Doctor is best: Though Baclofen at this dose could be taken up to three times a day, in general once a day is enough. No, it is not likely to cause insomnia and No, do Not take while taking Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). In reality your Doctor is the best to advise you on how to use prescribed medications ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Is it safe to take trazodone ( for insomnia ) and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (muscle pain)?

Is it safe to take trazodone ( for insomnia ) and  flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (muscle pain)?

Discuss with doctor : You should consult directly with a doctor. You may want to consider making an appointment with a HealthTap provider to discuss the details of your question. ...Read more

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and imovane withdrawals after weeks. I stopped abruptly. Should i go back on and taper? Shaking hyperthyroid racing heart insomnia numbness

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and imovane withdrawals after weeks. I stopped abruptly. Should i go back on and taper? Shaking hyperthyroid racing heart insomnia numbness

Depends no Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) : Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not usually the problem but imovane is not used in the us but is in canada and australia. Imovane is a hyponotic and is habit forming and can have withdrawal Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is less likely to be causing you symptoms. You need to discuss with your physician. ...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?

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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Side effects of cyclobenzaprine?

Side effects of cyclobenzaprine?

Drowziness,etc..: The main side effects are drowsiness, dizziness, and dry mouth. Drowsiness and dry mouth seem to intensify with higher doses. Other side effects include blurred vision, fatigue, nausea, and headache. Agitation is common, especially in the elderly, and this drug is not recommended for elderly patients due to the possibility for severe side effects, like rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown). ...Read more

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Can i mix cyclobenzaprine and nyquil?

Probably not: Not a great idea. Both medications can cause pretty heavy sedation, and so taking them both at the same time is probably not a good idea. You may need to take just one or the other. Thank you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to smoke cyclobenzaprine?

Is it possible for you to smoke cyclobenzaprine?

No: And generally speaking, smoking drugs that are produced in pill form can be dangerous to one's health. ...Read more