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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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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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Will flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) help with the food poisoning cramping of my abdomen?

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Will flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) help with the food poisoning cramping of my abdomen?

Probably not: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a general muscle relaxant used for spasms in skeletal muscles....So mainly striated muscles that are under voluntary control.... However, the spasms that you are experiencing from food poisoning are more related to smooth muscle controlled by the autonomic system..... There are antispasmodics used for the GI system...You should consult your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Does Cyclobenzaprine help sciatica?

Does Cyclobenzaprine help sciatica?

Muscle relaxant: May help briefly. Any muscle relaxant will never help long term, suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist that can address your issues appropriately. ...Read more

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Is cyclobenzaprine a benzodiazepine?

Is cyclobenzaprine a benzodiazepine?

No: Cyclobenzaprine, also known as flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not a benzodiazepine. It is more closely related to the tricyclic antidepressants, and is used for muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Can cyclobenzaprine help paresthesia?

Typically not: It is more for spasms. See you doctor for recommendations for better treatments for paresthesia. As well as to identify the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take cyclobenzaprine?

Can pregnant women take cyclobenzaprine?

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) has been classified as Category B by the FDA. Category B drugs have not been shown to cause teratogenicity or fetal abnormalities in animal studies but have not been fully evaluated in humans. Category B drugs such as cyclobenzaprine should be given during a pregnancy only when the physician determines that the risks are less than the benefits of the drug's actions. Ask your GYN doc. ...Read more

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Is mixing baclofen and cyclobenzaprine okay?

Is mixing baclofen and cyclobenzaprine okay?

Be careful: Both are muscle relaxants with different uses. Spasticity and severe spasm are treated with baclofen, while cyclobenzaprine is commonly used to treat milder spasm. ...Read more

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Can I take meloxicam and cyclobenzaprine together?

Can I take meloxicam and cyclobenzaprine together?

Yes: There are no interactions between these two medications. They also don’t need to be separated from each other so you may take them at the same time of day. ...Read more

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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

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Can baclofen and cyclobenzaprine be given together?

Can baclofen and cyclobenzaprine be given together?

Yes, but with care: Yes, they can be used together, but both can be sedatives and should be used in combination with caution. ...Read more

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How much is too much cyclobenzaprine in a 12 hour period?

30 MG: Med comes in several forms. For the standard cyclobenzaprine max recommended dose is 10 mg three times a day. There is also a long lasting version taken once a day. If you do not feel any affect from the med in a day, it may not be the right med for you. ...Read more

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Can I take cyclobenzaprine and meloxicam at the same time?

Can I take cyclobenzaprine and meloxicam at the same time?

Yes if needed: But only one time a day since meloxicam is a nonsteroidal antiinflamatory pain medicine taken 1 time a day & cyclobenzaprine acts to relax muscle and can be prescribed more often. Can be prescribed daily together for acute musculoskeletal pain and spasm, like a back strain or arthritis flare with associated spasm. Both can make you very sleepy, so do not try to drive or anything. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms from cyclobenzaprine.?

What are the withdrawal symptoms from cyclobenzaprine.?

Anxiety: Withdrawal from cyclobenzaprine caqn cause anxiety and insomnia akso it can cause abnormal dreams. Because it has a tricyclic structure it can cause deprssion. To avoid this is prudent to slowly decrease to avoid uncomfortable symptoms. ...Read more