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I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help me sleep, is this safe?

I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help me sleep, is this safe?

This is a muscle : Relaxant. I would not be playing doctor and self prescribing. I would not recommend you take this to help you sleep. If your having trouble sleeping see your doctor who likely would be prescribing you something else not flexaril. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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How long is flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) active. I have been taken 2x10mg pills at night for issues w/ sleep. I get up at 6:30 but around 8 I can no longer stay awake. Wh?

How long is flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) active. I have been taken 2x10mg pills at night for issues w/ sleep. I get up at 6:30 but around 8 I can no longer stay awake. Wh?

That is too much: You are taking too large of a pdose. The medication is typically written as 5 or 10 mg three times a day as needed to treat muscle spasm. You may want to discuss options with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Not sleeping maybe four to five hours at night, already taki.G 200 mg of trazadone along, with 20 mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and 600 mg of nuertion. Help please..

Not sleeping maybe four to five hours at night, already taki.G 200 mg of trazadone along, with 20 mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and 600 mg of nuertion. Help please..

IN an adult with : Your symptoms, you may well be getting poor sleep because of sleep apnea which has a strong association with depression (20% of people with sleep apnea have depression), night-time urination caused by atrial natriuretic peptide being released from your heart), and diabetes. I would recommend seeing your family doctor for a referral to a sleep clinic for an overnight polysomnogram. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Prescribed flexeril for neck / nerve pain and also ambien (zolpidem) for sleep. I have never taken the two on the same day. Can I take ambien (zolpidem) to sleep after flex?

Prescribed flexeril for neck / nerve pain and also ambien (zolpidem) for sleep. I have never taken the two on the same day. Can I take ambien (zolpidem) to sleep after flex?

You can, but: Flexeril can cause drowsiness, and of course, Ambien (zolpidem) is intended to help you fall asleep. The two can easily have additive effects, so if you do take together, do not drive, or engage in any hazardous activities. Otherwise, you can take together, usually. ...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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Seeing info on benefits of red wine, but I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) at night for sleep, Ultram in the am and sometimes at noon for pain. Is red wine a "no go?"

Seeing info on benefits of red wine, but I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) at night for sleep, Ultram in the am and sometimes at noon for pain. Is red wine a "no go?"

Not with Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Health benefits of red wine are limited to 1 serving/d for women and 2 servings/d for men. The sedative side effect of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is what you are using for sleep. Interaction with the red wine not a great concern. However, together, may be too sedating. Also, alcohol within a couple of hours of sleep interferes with restful, recuperative sleep. ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl (Definition)

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Flexeril (Definition)

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