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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


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Any experience w/flexeril causing afib? If so, is there another similar medication w/out that side effect?

Any experience w/flexeril causing afib? If so, is there another similar medication w/out that side effect?

Zanaflex (tizanidine): There are precautions listed in taking Flexeril if you have heart rhythm disorder and afib. I usually prescribe Zanaflex (tizanidine). However, visit with your doctor to make sure he/she is comfortable you taking this medication. ...Read more

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When would flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) be indicated for migraine treatment? Also, would it be daily dosing or a prn medication?

When would flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) be indicated for migraine treatment? Also, would it be daily dosing or a prn medication?

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant & would be used if the migranes were being triggered by muscle tension which is uncommon since most migraines are vascular in nature. I would think if prescribed for migraines it would be prn but there are better choices if you have true migraine headaches that could prevent or treat them. ...Read more

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Can I take these two medications together? I take Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep on a regular basis and pulled a muscle in my back and happen to have some leftover flexeril. Can I take these two medications together?

Can I take these two medications together? I take Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep on a regular basis and pulled a muscle in my back and happen to have some leftover flexeril. Can I take these two medications together?

Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) and Flexeril are both drugs that are likely to sedate you. If you take both you should do it when you plan to be in a safe place. Your response to the drugs taken together may affect your level of awareness. Do not take them together if you plan to drive or use power tools. Do not combine them with alcohol. ...Read more

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What medication may reduce severe night-time bruxism? Eating thru guards. Already take 10mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for neck oa.

What medication may reduce severe night-time bruxism? Eating thru guards. Already take 10mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for neck oa.

Not drugs...: I usually treat these issues with occlusal splints coupled with a steroid for the first week of splint therapy. This works with 99% of cases. A properly-fabricated occlusal splint will do much more than any pill. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a right bundle branch block in 2014. My new doctor prescribed Flexeril for back pain. Is this medication safe for me to take?

I was diagnosed with a right bundle branch block in 2014. My new doctor prescribed Flexeril for back pain. Is this medication safe for me to take?

Right bundle branch: I would highly recommend that you consult with your cardiologist befor taking this medication.
When you see your cardiologist next have him give you a list of medications that are contraindicated with your heart condition ...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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I have not took flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) in four days will it show up in a drug test?

Possibly: The rate of drug elimination from the body is called the half life; it is the time for half of the dosage to be eliminated. After two half lives, only 1/4 of the amount will be present. The half life of cyclobenzaprine ranges fro 8 to 37 hours, and is affected by many other medications however, cyclobenzaprine is not a drug of common abuse, and would not likely show up n a drug abuse screen. ...Read more

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Hello, I take weekly oral drug tests and they came up clean for years until I was prescribed flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and now my benzos come back dirty. Why is this?

Not Soma (carisoprodol)?: Soma metabolite can trigger bdzp screen, possible Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) metabolite as well. Need to ask for information on the test used, and method of confirmation / follow-up testing (first usually qualitative, confirmatory quantitative). If no bdzp ingestion, quantitative testing should report negative. ...Read more

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Will flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) give you a false positive on a drug test? I have recently been prescribed flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and took a drug test and I failed it. I do not do drugs and it showed up as THC why is this

Not likely: Most drug tests use a first test, TLC or thin layer chromatography, as an initial screen. This test is prone to cross-reaction or "false positive" results for some substances. Usually if the TLC is positive, a second test, gcms or gas chromatography mass spectroscopy is used to confirm. This test is much more specific for specific molecules and not likely to yield false positive results. ...Read more

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Can flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) show up on a 9 panel hair follicle drug screen?

Only if they: Are specifically looking for it which is doubtful. It is also not illegal if you have a prescription for it. It is not a controlled substance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why did I fail a drug test for benzos, if I only take flexeril, mobic, (meloxicam) alieve, vitamins, and Azo cranberry?

Drug tests: Drug tests for benzodiazeprines can be positive if you are taking it. Some of benzodiazeprines are xanax, (alprazolam) librium, klonopin, clorazepate, valium), ativan, restoril, Halcion. ... Some other medications can cause a false positive result in benzodiazepine urine tests. These drugs can be tolectin, aleve, etodolac, daypro, zoloft. .. ...Read more

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Is safe to flexeril and a goody headache power together?

Yes: Drugs. Com drugs interaction checker showed no clinically significant interactions between Goody headache powder or Flexeril.d ...Read more

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Is it Ok to take zzzquil now if I took a flexeril at 2pm?

Seek advice: The 2 can interact with each other to cause a variety of side effects see below:
https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=758-386, 896-16076

It depends what you were doing (might be risky if driving or operating heavy machinery for instance). Safest approach here is to seek advice from a doctor or pharmacist licensed in your area. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and flexeril together?

Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and flexeril together?

No: These are both sedatives and can cause central nervous system slow-down. They should not be combined. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Flexeril (Definition)

Flexeril is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more