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Is Cyclobenzaprine Addictive
I am on clonidine 0.1 mg 2 x day. Doctor also prescribed flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for help during a panic attack as I don't want to take addictive meds. Okay to mix?
Panic attacks: With this combo, you could feel sedated or drowsy -- and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) doesn't help much with panic attacks either. There are non-addictive medications that do help panic attacks, such as antidepressants which can act preventively. Please consider a comprehensive evaluation with a psychiatrist, who will be well-versed in effective treatments for panic. Psychotherapy is important also! ...Read more
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Does citalapram, cyclobenapeine, and clonzaepram have benzodiaepines in it? Is it addictive? I don't want anthing addictive in my body!
Drowziness, etc..: The main side effects are drowsiness, dizziness, and dry mouth. Drowsiness and dry mouth seem to intensify with higher doses. Other side effects include blurred vision, fatigue, nausea, and headache. Agitation is common, especially in the elderly, and this drug is not recommended for elderly patients due to the possibility for severe side effects, like rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown). ...Read more
Probably not: Not a great idea. Both medications can cause pretty heavy sedation, and so taking them both at the same time is probably not a good idea. You may need to take just one or the other. Thank you. ...Read more
Yes: One is a muscle relaxer (cyclobenzaprine) and Lortab is a pain pill. ...Read more
I realize that all meds come with side effects but wondered about the safety of Cyclobenzaprine. I was just prescribed it and wanted other options.
Sedation: The only real risk is sedation. For that reason I only prescribe it to be used at bedtime. ...Read more
Cyclobenzaprine: Cyclobenzaprine may numb you brain, temporally feeling relax. It has obvious side effects if you use without medical indication. High itself is a abnormal status. Please do not hurt yourself, family and society to seek high. ...Read more
Yes, if tablet form.: Yes you can, if it is a tablet (not caplet). The tablet may not be scored to facilitate even splitting. The normal dose is either 5mg or 10mg. Note that an extended release form of this medication comes in a caplet form, which you cannot break in half, but this is usually in a 15mg or 30mg dosage. ...Read more
Not enough info: There really is not enough information to answer your question. Cyclobenzaprine is classified as a muscle relaxant although it probably works through mild sedation which helps with the relaxation. I am not sure why you are being prescribed this medication so I cannot really tell you why it is not helping you. ...Read more
Read label on bottle: If you look on your medication bottle your doctor will have given you exact directions as to how long to wait between doses. Often times it's simply daily. Other times it's multiple times per day but it depends on many factors so one size DOES NOT fit all! I'm happy to be available for additonal questions or a private consult if you'd write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more
Well, ....: You should be ok this one time, but you should increase fluids and eat something to help with the double dose that you SHOULD NOT have taken. Only take any medication as it is prescribed. The Cyclobenzaprine already carries a risk and SE of Lethargy, so taking two will only increase that. ...Read more
Heavy sedation: I'm not sure what the "750" is, but I suspect you are talking about combining a muscle relaxant cyclobenzaprine and the pain medication hydrocodone 7.5 mg/acetaminophen 750 mg for acute muscle sprain, like from a low back injury. Be careful for heavy sedation side effect. You must not drive, work with any dangerous machinery or perform any tasks that could be unsafe. Hope that helps ...Read more
Comments: Cyclobenzaprine is a minimally effective agent, which can cause mild side effects, like drowsiness or dizziness which could impair your coordinative functions and balance. Not clear why you might be interested in taking it, and not evident if you are suffering musculoskeletal issues which could be helped. ...Read more
Should be safe: I assume you mean pyrigesic or Acetaminophen (tylenol). This is a non-narcotic pain killer, and it should have no difficulty being combined with the muscle relaxant cyclobenzaprine (flexeril). Just stay under 4000mg, and ideally 3000mg, of pyrigesic per day for the health of your liver. ...Read more
About 4 days: It will take about 90 hours or 3.75 days, so almost 4 days to be completely eliminated. Just note, that this is an approximation. ...Read more
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