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Is Flexeril A Narcotic
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
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)?
I WAS PRESCRIBED BY MY DR TRAMOL 50 MG AND FLEXERIL 50 MGFOR MY SCIATICA PAIN. ILL RATHER TO TAKE ADVIL TWICE SINCE IS A DESINFLAMMATORY AND Tramadol is a narcotic. He inject me a desinflammatory with cortisone but stll having no severe pain, im stret
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
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
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
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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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
Tired: Many people feel tired or sedated from that medication. It is a common side affect. ...Read more
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
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?
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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
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
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