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How Does Flexeril 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
I'm been taking flexeril 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?
Does Flexeril 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 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
How much flexeril 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: the recommended dose is 3 times a day. Not recommended to exceed that dose regimen. Ask your prescribing doctor ...Read more
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.
Yes: You can take ibuprofen and flexeril together. If the pain is from swelling in a joint the flexeril 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 profile long enough - regardless of reason - will send you straight to the MEB. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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