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Flexeril Cyclobenzaprine Hcl
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
If approved by docs: Always tell each & every doc everything you're taking, whether prescription or over-the-counter, medication or dietary supplement. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=758-386, 1979-1274 for concerns over possible interactions btwn these two meds. Only take together if (both of) your prescribers are aware of other drugs, too, and approve. ...Read more
Tired: Many people feel tired or sedated from that medication. It is a common side affect. ...Read more
I: I am glad you asked. Cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) can be started at a dose of 5-10 mg taken at bedtime. The 10mg cyclobenzaprine is a non-scored tablet. Studies have shown that the tablet does not break evenly, even with a pill cutter, so it is recommendted that it not be split. There are however 5mg tablets as well. ...Read more
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) over dose:
Probably not. But, that doesn't mean it can cause some significant side effects.
Are you asking for yourself? Was or will this be an accident? Are you feeling low, depressed? Is this for someone else?
There are tons of us out here hoping to help. ...Read more
I think it gets to -:
Work within a couple of hours, as I have used it personally.
If it didn't work for you, then check with your PCP or whoever prescribed them for you. ...Read more
Possibly: That is much too large a dose to take at one time. The major problems could be sedation and confusion. ...Read more
No: Throw it away. Probably not effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Too much: The definition of an overdose is simply experiencing side affects from the medication secondary to taking more than the prescribed dose. These side affects can range from mild to severe, even to the point of sudden death. A flexeril overdose implies that a person is suffering side affects of the flexeril secondary to taking to high of a dose of it. ...Read more
Muscle relaxant: The most common reactions are:drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea, confusion, nervousness.However if you overdose you could expirience seizures. Cardiac arrhythmias, mi, stroke, psychosis.All this reactions are very serous and should not be taken lightly. Dr seni. ...Read more
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
Half life 8-37 hrs.: Half life of cyclobenzaprine ranges from 8-37 hours, with the average half life being approximately 18 hrs. It is metabolized in the liver through the cyp450 enzyme system. So, the effects of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) may leave your system in approximately 18 hours. ...Read more
Can I take 2 10 mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) at one time? Is there a big risk with doing that?
Don't take 20mg:
The maximum dose of flexeril is 10mg 3 times per day. A higher dose will give a higher peak level in your blood, and could cause sedation, cardiac arrythmias, and other serious stuff.
Flexeril is a weak muscle relaxant. In my experience, people with severe spasm often do better with baclofen, or robaxin, (methocarbamol) or tizanidine. ...Read more
Does Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) need to be taken regularly to be most effective or does it work just as well on an as needed basis? Thank you!
Depends on condition: For occasional use or acute injury, relaxants may be used 'as needed' for muscle cramps/pain. This is usually sufficient. For chronic pain, Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) can be effective for recurrent spasms. It's not actually a 'pain' med but, if the problem is related to muscle spasm/contracture, it can help. Treating the root cause is preferable. History/physical w/Osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause=Recommended. ...Read more
About 2hrs ago I took a total of 30mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Then about ten min ago I took 2 more. I have had 1 and ahalf margaritas. Idk why I did that.?
This is a very unwise combination and your health may be at risk. I suggest you consider emergent evaluation!
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I'm been taking flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for years now, and it just doesn't seem to work like it used to. Are there any others' that would work better for my back?
None: Muscle relaxants aren't meant to be taken for years (the Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) insert recommends only 2 - 3 weeks of use). I would argue that for the majority of patients, chronic medications are not a good treatment for chronic back pain. By far the best treatment is to go back to the basics: regular exercise, increased activity, good diet, weight loss, and smoking cessation. ...Read more
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): NO - it may cause you to feel drowsy. ...Read more