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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

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)?

Check with MD/ Pharm: 30 year old female asks if it is safe to take Trazodone for Insomnia and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for Muscle pain. Combination could have unpleasant side effects. Best to talk with one's M.D or Pharmacist.

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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.

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

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44Year old female taking flexeril for Arthritis in back, xanax (alprazolam) and zoloft for Anxiety, and ambian for insomnia. IS it ok to take them together?

44Year old female taking flexeril for Arthritis in back, xanax (alprazolam) and zoloft for Anxiety, and ambian for insomnia. IS it ok to take them together?

No: That combination is a bit excessive to take together. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a good drug but is of limited use if the muscle pain and spasm are chronic. The drug does not work for joint pain and arthritis. Please ask your main prescribing doctor about a better combination of stretching, exercise, and medications.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Does mobic (meloxicam) and flexeril mix well?

Does mobic (meloxicam) and flexeril mix well?

Mobic (meloxicam) & Flexeril: Flexeril is a muscle relaxer, Mobic (meloxicam) is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. You can used them together as prescribed.

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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.

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Can I take flexeril if I took Effexor earlier?

Be careful!: In general, those two medicines taken at the same time can give you a condition called serotonin syndrome. Therefore, Usually is not recommended that you take them together.

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Can I take Flexeril and Maxalt at the same time?

Talk to your doctor: Taking both of these medications may increase the risk of serotonin syndrome: fever, muscular rigidity, mental status changes, muscle destruction and serious blood clotting problems (DIC). You should discuss this with your physician and see if an alternative combination might be considered.

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Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) stronger than Flexeril?

Zanaflex (tizanidine) & Flexeril: There is no such thing as "best", "worst" or "stronger" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics.

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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.

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Is it safe to take Ativan 0.5mg with Flexeril 10mg?

Is it safe to take Ativan 0.5mg with Flexeril 10mg?

NotSafeIncreseSedati: Taking Ativan and Flexeril may increase side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating especially in the elderlyThey may also have impairment in thinking, judgment and motor coordination

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How is Zanaflex (tizanidine) different than flexeril?

How is Zanaflex (tizanidine) different than flexeril?

Zanaflex (tizanidine) vs. Flexeril: Flexeril differs from the other centrally acting agents because it is structurally and pharmacologically related to amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is an alpha adrenergic agonist that inhibits the release of NE from the locus ceruleus in the brain.

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Is it okay to split a flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Is it okay to split a flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Ask pharmacist: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) typically comes in 5 or 10 mg tablets. Solid white tablets that are scored (have a line through the center to show where to cut) can be split. A pill cutter can make this easier.

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