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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?

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

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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


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Does citalapram, cyclobenapeine, and clonzaepram have benzodiaepines in it? Is it addictive? I don't want anthing addictive in my body!

Does citalapram, cyclobenapeine, and clonzaepram have benzodiaepines in it? Is it addictive? I don't want anthing addictive in my body!

Clonazepam: Of these 3 only clonazepamof is a benzodiazepine. Addictive properties do exist and dependent on dose length of therapy and individuals addictive traits. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took 50mg of cyclobenzaprine at once?

What would happen if I took 50mg of cyclobenzaprine at once?

Sedation: Overdose of medication is not good. Can lead to coma or death. Why would you think about this? If you are thinking of harming yourself go to the ER. They can help you feel better. ...Read more

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Side effects of cyclobenzaprine?

Side effects of cyclobenzaprine?

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

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Can I mix cyclobenzaprine and nyquil?

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

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Is it possible for you to smoke cyclobenzaprine?

Is it possible for you to smoke cyclobenzaprine?

No: And generally speaking, smoking drugs that are produced in pill form can be dangerous to one's health. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with cyclobenzaprine?

What side effects are associated with cyclobenzaprine?

Most common: Biggest issues are drowsiness, and dizziness, but have seen nausea and mild headaches also associated. Usually fairly benign and well tolerated after about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I take cyclobenzaprine and loratab?

Please tell me, could I take cyclobenzaprine and loratab?

Drugs: Yes in moderation these two drugs can be taken but be aware of the sedative effects. Do not drive or do any strenous activities. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take more than 40 mg (4 pills) of cyclobenzaprine?

Is it safe to take more than 40 mg (4 pills) of cyclobenzaprine?

It is better avoided: The maximum recommended dose is 30 mg a day, so it is better to avoid taking more than 40 mg since a high dose can cause a variety of side effects, such as drowsiness and rapid heart beat (tachycardia). ...Read more

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Is it alright to tak a 10mg cyclobenzaprine with a 5mg zolpidem?

Is it alright to tak a 10mg cyclobenzaprine with a 5mg zolpidem?

More sleepy: While the combination is not deadly And can be used, some individuals react strongly to cyclobenzaprine and feel tired and sleepy. If you have an underlying sleep or breathing problem, the combination may prove to be too much. ...Read more

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Is cyclobenzaprine a benzodiazepine?

Is cyclobenzaprine a benzodiazepine?

No: Cyclobenzaprine, also known as flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not a benzodiazepine. It is more closely related to the tricyclic antidepressants, and is used for muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Is mixing baclofen and cyclobenzaprine okay?

Is mixing baclofen and cyclobenzaprine okay?

Be careful: Both are muscle relaxants with different uses. Spasticity and severe spasm are treated with baclofen, while cyclobenzaprine is commonly used to treat milder spasm. ...Read more

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Is cyclobenzaprine a opiat?

Is cyclobenzaprine a opiat?

No: Cyclobenzaprine is a type of muscle relaxant, and not an opoid medication (narcotic). Because it can affect the way you feel, some people can become psychologically dependent on it if they take a lot over an extended period of time. But it is not a narcotic or opoid medication. ...Read more

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Can cyclobenzaprine get you high?

Can cyclobenzaprine get you high?

Yes: It has been known to change you mentation and can make you very sleepy or drowsy as well
Be careful with this medication ...Read more