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Does taking 20mg cyclobenzaprine at once to something bad for the liver? It is the only way to get relief with my back pain.

Does taking 20mg cyclobenzaprine at once to something bad for the liver?  It is the only way to get relief with my back pain.

Cyclobenzaprine: The recommended dose is 5- 10 mg 2-3 times /day for 2- 3 wks. It needs to be at lower dose for people with liver problem. Decision had to be made based on your other conditions and medications you are on. It is better to take lower dose with other modalities to control the pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...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

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What side effects are associated with cyclobenzaprine?

What side effects are associated with cyclobenzaprine?

Most common: Biggest issues are drowsiness, and dizziness, but have seen nausea and mild headaches also associated. Usually fairly benign and well tolerated after about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i take cyclobenzaprine and loratab?

Please tell me, could i take cyclobenzaprine and loratab?

Drugs: Yes in moderation these two drugs can be taken but be aware of the sedative effects. Do not drive or do any strenous activities. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take more than 40 mg (4 pills) of cyclobenzaprine?

Is it safe to take more than 40 mg (4 pills) of cyclobenzaprine?

It is better avoided: The maximum recommended dose is 30 mg a day, so it is better to avoid taking more than 40 mg since a high dose can cause a variety of side effects, such as drowsiness and rapid heart beat (tachycardia). ...Read more