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How long does flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) work?

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

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl (Definition)

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How much time till flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) begins to work?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Find cause: I think it is remarkable that your physicians have allowed you to go for years treating a symptom without finding and treating the cause of the problem. Perhaps a second opinion with a back expert is warranted after years of ineffective treatment. ...Read more

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How much flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) should I take if I have to work? I want enough to not feel pain, but be able to stand and work for 8 hrs

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): the recommended dose is 3 times a day. Not recommended to exceed that dose regimen. Ask your prescribing doctor ...Read more

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Went to ER upper back pain said it was spasm given flexeril the pain is bad so if flexeril doesn't work maybe not spasm. ?

Went to ER upper back pain said it was spasm given flexeril the pain is bad so if flexeril doesn't work maybe not spasm. ?

Upper back pain: Sure it can be spasm, but can be due to many other things, some serious. I had a patient with upper back pain in the ER ended up being an aortic aneurysm, an emergency case, But common things are common. Don't ignore it and go for a full check up. If it is spasm, why? find out how to prevent it. Ergonomics. Posture. Stretch. Adjustments. etc ...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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My knee is hurting and swollen from being on my feet all day at work. Have djd in my knee. Can i take ibuprofen overthecounter and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl).

My knee is hurting and swollen from being on my feet all day at work.  Have djd in my knee.  Can i take ibuprofen overthecounter and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl).

Yes: You can take ibuprofen and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) together. If the pain is from swelling in a joint the flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) won't really help you much (it is a muscle relaxer). It does make you drowsy so if you can't sleep it might be useful. The ibuprofen will help with the inflammation and pain ...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?

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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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