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How long does it take your system to flush out the effects of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

How long does it take your system to flush out the effects of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Half life 8-37 hrs.: Half life of cyclobenzaprine ranges from 8-37 hours, with the average half life being approximately 18 hrs. It is metabolized in the liver through the cyp450 enzyme system. So, the effects of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) may leave your system in approximately 18 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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How long doe flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) take to be out of system for urine test?

How long doe flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) take to be out of system for urine test?

90 hours.: The drug has a half-life of 18 hours, which means it will probably stay active in your body for 90 hours. Therefore, it will show up on drug tests for 3.75 days after you have taken it, but this time period may vary by individual. If a person has a bad liver or a kidney problem, the drug may stay in their bodies longer. ...Read more

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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

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How long does it take for the side effects of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to go away?

Not sure: Usually as soon as you stop the medication. The side effects should be reduced and gone in the time it takes to leave your body - usually a few days. ...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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I am taking the generic for flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for muscle spasms. Is there a safe medicine for long term use.

Does it Work?: Flexeral is not recommended for long term use. Generally 2-3 weeks is about the recommended time, especially at age 65. Having said that, there may be a good reason for your doctor to extend the duration time of taking the medication. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before drinking alcohol after taking Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)? To be on the safe side, I mean 4-6+ drinks instead of just 1-2 drinks.

How long should I wait before drinking alcohol after taking Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)? To be on the safe side, I mean 4-6+ drinks instead of just 1-2 drinks.

Don't: Presumably, you are taking flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for muscle spasm. You shouldn't be drinking excessively if you are having muscle spasms because you will be making the medical condition worse that causes the spasm. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is meant to be used for short term use so get better first. If you have chronic pain then really you should quit alcohol as this habit will make your pain worse in the long run ...Read more

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How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

How long should I wait to drink alcohol after taking flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

At least 8 hours: Both can cause drowsiness, & combination can cause severe drowsiness. Usual dose for Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is 3 times a day; so sedation risk less after 8 hours. Ideally should not drink alcohol with medications, especially ones that can cause additive effects. ...Read more

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If half-life of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is 18 hrs, is it ok to drink alcohol after that long? Also, I am a rapid acetylator.

If half-life of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is 18 hrs, is it ok to drink alcohol after that long? Also, I am a rapid acetylator.

Probably NO, as the: Drug is still in your body as only 1/2 of the drug is out of your system in 18 hrs.
Such drugs and alcohol generally do not mix very well. ...Read more

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Have had 7spinal surgeries n past 6yrs, no longer able 2 take baclofen (on it 5yrs), so? Is Soma or flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) better 4 someone n constant spasm?, help

Soma (carisoprodol) isn't good: Soma is converted into a form of a horse tranquilizer in the body. I do not personally prescribe it. Skelaxin, (metaxalone) zanaflex, or Flexeril would be better options for you. ...Read more

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Was prescribed Tramadol for pain. No longer taking Tramadol I am having a very hard time sleeping at night, withdrawals? Can I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help

Need more info: Advising you to take medication requires knowledge and understanding of your problems. Only your treating doctor who was prescribing the tramadol knows whether flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is right for your particular case. However, if you'd like to set up a virtual appointment then, perhaps we can help. To request an appointment write to: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to set up an appointment. ...Read more

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How long should I wait between zanaflex (tizanidine) and flexeril? I have started taking zanaflex (tizanidine) during the day but it doesn't cut it for my leg cramps at night.

8 hours: You should wait 8 hours after taking a zanaflex (tizanidine) before you take a flexeril. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and taking a multivitamin/multimineral. Dehydration and vitamin/mineral deficiencies can contribute to muscle cramping. Stretching daily also helps muscles not to cramp. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve and I am having pain down from my knee down and sharp pains at the bottom of my feet what should I do to to keep the pain down ice and heat is no longer worker and im also on motrin and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)

I have a pinched nerve and I am having pain down from my knee down and sharp pains at the bottom of my feet what should I do to to keep the pain down ice and heat is no longer worker and im also on motrin and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)

Evaluation: If you havn't been evaluated for this problem I would see and orthopaedic surgeon. Physical therapy can help as well as oral steroids. Injections in the spine, called esi's or epidural corticosteroid injections can be helpful as well. If several months of conservative management does not work then sometimes surgical management is necessary to resolve the pain. ...Read more

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Hip pain hurts to sit and walk I have spastic cerebral palsy used to take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for pain but can no longer afford them?

Get help: There is a lot of help now for people who can not afford there medication, walmart pharmacy for example has a "$4" list and I think flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is on it. Baclofen may also be a less expensive option. If the pain is persistent, I would be seen for a specific diagnosis regarding the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Flexeril (Definition)

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