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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Went to ER for back spasms, they gave me 2 shots. 1 was flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and I don't remember what the other was. What is a common narcotic used with flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Went to ER for back spasms, they gave me 2 shots. 1 was flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and I don't remember what the other was. What is a common narcotic used with flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Back pain shot: In the usa the most common opioid shot is Dilaudid (hydromorphone). Another one commonly used is Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) (meperidine) - this assumes you had an opioid. If it was not an opioid then you probably got toradol (ketorolac) which is an nsaid. ...Read more

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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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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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Can I take flexeril if I took Effexor earlier?

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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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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Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and flexeril together?

Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and flexeril together?

No: These are both sedatives and can cause central nervous system slow-down. They should not be combined. ...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

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How is Zanaflex (tizanidine) different than flexeril?

How is Zanaflex (tizanidine) different than flexeril?

Zanaflex (tizanidine) vs. Flexeril: Flexeril differs from the other centrally acting agents because it is structurally and pharmacologically related to amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is an alpha adrenergic agonist that inhibits the release of NE from the locus ceruleus in the brain. ...Read more

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Is it okay to split a flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Is it okay to split a flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Ask pharmacist: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) typically comes in 5 or 10 mg tablets. Solid white tablets that are scored (have a line through the center to show where to cut) can be split. A pill cutter can make this easier. ...Read more

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Can I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) with seriquol?

If approved by docs: Always tell each & every doc everything you're taking, whether prescription or over-the-counter, medication or dietary supplement. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=758-386, 1979-1274 for concerns over possible interactions btwn these two meds. Only take together if (both of) your prescribers are aware of other drugs, too, and approve. ...Read more

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How will I know when flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) kicks in?

You will know: You will know when it starts working when you start feeling a difference in your symptoms, it also can make you start feeling sleepy as well. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) usually will start working 20-30! minutes after you ingest it. ...Read more

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Can flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) be cut in half 10 millimeter

I: I am glad you asked. Cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) can be started at a dose of 5-10 mg taken at bedtime. The 10mg cyclobenzaprine is a non-scored tablet. Studies have shown that the tablet does not break evenly, even with a pill cutter, so it is recommendted that it not be split. There are however 5mg tablets as well. ...Read more

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How often can you take 10 mg of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Up to three times: Three times daily max, but go slow, can cause drowsiness and not good with alcohol, tranquilizers, and antihistamines that make you sleepy. Many people just take it in the evening or at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can a.Person overdose on flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and die?

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) over dose: Probably not. But, that doesn't mean it can cause some significant side effects.

Are you asking for yourself? Was or will this be an accident? Are you feeling low, depressed? Is this for someone else?

There are tons of us out here hoping to help. ...Read more

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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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Is there any interactions with flexeril and Maxalt (rizatriptan)?

Pharmacist: I would suggest calling the pharmacist where you filled the prescriptions, so they can take in to account all your medications regarding potential interactions. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you take robaxin (methocarbamol) and flexeril at the same time?

Drug Abuse: No. These are designed to be nearly the same medication. Taking them both is not in any way a sign of healthy behavior. ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl (Definition)

Cyclobenzaprine HCl is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more


Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Flexeril (Definition)

Flexeril is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more