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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Flexeril

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I am taking the generic for flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for muscle spasms. Is there a safe medicine for long term use.

I am taking the generic for flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for muscle spasms. Is there a safe medicine for long term use.

Does it Work?: Flexeral is not recommended for long term use. Generally 2-3 weeks is about the recommended time, especially at age 65. Having said that, there may be a good reason for your doctor to extend the duration time of taking the medication. ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl (Definition)

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How long does it take your system to flush out the effects of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

How long does it take your system to flush out the effects of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Half life 8-37 hrs.: Half life of cyclobenzaprine ranges from 8-37 hours, with the average half life being approximately 18 hrs. It is metabolized in the liver through the cyp450 enzyme system. So, the effects of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) may leave your system in approximately 18 hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the side effects of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to go away?

How long does it take for the side effects of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to go away?

Approximately 18 hrs: The half life of flexaril ranges from 8-37 hrs. With an average of 18 hrs. Depending on the liver as well as renal function, it may take longer or shorter than 18 hrs. Use of other medications may increase or decrease the serum level of flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) resulting in delayed or early clearance. Elderly will take longer to eliminate the medication, taking longer for side effects to go away. ...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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How long doe flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) take to be out of system for urine test?

90 hours.: The drug has a half-life of 18 hours, which means it will probably stay active in your body for 90 hours. Therefore, it will show up on drug tests for 3.75 days after you have taken it, but this time period may vary by individual. If a person has a bad liver or a kidney problem, the drug may stay in their bodies longer. ...Read more

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How long is flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) active. I have been taken 2x10mg pills at night for issues w/ sleep. I get up at 6:30 but around 8 I can no longer stay awake. Wh?

How long is flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) active. I have been taken 2x10mg pills at night for issues w/ sleep. I get up at 6:30 but around 8 I can no longer stay awake. Wh?

That is too much: You are taking too large of a pdose. The medication is typically written as 5 or 10 mg three times a day as needed to treat muscle spasm. You may want to discuss options with your treating physician. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before drinking alcohol after taking Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)? To be on the safe side, I mean 4-6+ drinks instead of just 1-2 drinks.

How long should I wait before drinking alcohol after taking Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)? To be on the safe side, I mean 4-6+ drinks instead of just 1-2 drinks.

Don't: Presumably, you are taking flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for muscle spasm. You shouldn't be drinking excessively if you are having muscle spasms because you will be making the medical condition worse that causes the spasm. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is meant to be used for short term use so get better first. If you have chronic pain then really you should quit alcohol as this habit will make your pain worse in the long run ...Read more

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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Flexeril (Definition)

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