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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Flexeril (Overview)

Flexeril is a muscle relaxant which is a kind of pain medication.


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What is flexeril versus skelaxin (metaxalone)?

What is flexeril versus skelaxin (metaxalone)?

Flexeril & skelaxin (metaxalone): Skelaxin) is thought to act by suppressing postsynaptic spinal cord and trigeminal reflexes. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is TCA with centrally acting muscle relaxants properties. ...Read more

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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Flexeril (Overview)

Flexeril is a muscle relaxant which is a kind of pain medication.


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When would a doctor prescribe flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

For muscle spasms.: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxer medication used to treat muscle spasms or very tight muscles. If these very tight muscles are resulting in pain, it can also help to alleviate pain. Sometimes it is used to help people with muscle problems sleep better. ...Read more

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Could I use flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) after a gastric sleeve?

Yes. Ok: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant. It should have no unusual effect after a gastric sleeve. Usually short term use for muscle spasm in back. Not really a good long-term drug. ...Read more

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Went to ER for back spasms, they gave me 2 shots. 1 was flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and i don't remember what the other was. What is a common narcotic used with flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Back pain shot: In the usa the most common opioid shot is Dilaudid (hydromorphone). Another one commonly used is Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) (meperidine) - this assumes you had an opioid. If it was not an opioid then you probably got toradol (ketorolac) which is an nsaid. ...Read more

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Is flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) effective for a sore back?

It can: If there is muscular component of pain it may. Also, it can be sedating so may get a good night's sleep if you take it prior to going to bed. It may work better if combined with otc medication like ibuprophen if you can tolerate along with heat applications & exercises includibg stretching, core stabilization & cardiovascular routines. Use proper body mechanics & stay fit, trim & don't smoke. ...Read more

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How long does flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) work?

Depends on lots..: Length of effectiveness depends on many factors...Pill strength, how often have you used the drug (getting used to it), time of day, have you eaten with it and other meds you may be taking. All of these will factor in the equation. ...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?

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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Is flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) a drug that can get you kicked out of military service?

Is flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) a drug that can get you kicked out of military service?

No, but...: It will ground you if you have airborne or diving status, and your profile will/should indicate you are on muscle relaxants which may impact safety and keep you from doing your MOS. You may be stuck in the motor pool for a while until you are considered safe by your treating military doctor. Being on a limiting T3 (liothyronine) profile long enough - regardless of reason - will send you straight to the MEB. ...Read more

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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl (Definition)

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