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Long Term Effects Of Cyclobenzaprine
Any idea what the long term effect of cyclobenzaprine might be? I've been taking it for 2.5 years - but the insert said to take for 3 weeks max.
No, but...: ...lots of people take cyclobenzaprine chronically. The reasons why shorter periods are specified in medications' product literature are often more medicolegal than medical. ...Read more
Cyclobezaprine: Every medication has a half life that is the time 50% of the effect of the initial dose remains based on blood levels. But. We are all different. Fast answer is about 6 hours. ...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
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
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
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
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