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Doctor insights on: Tizanidine Vs Cyclobenzaprine

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Tizanidine (Definition)

A muscle relaxant to help relax spastic muscles. Can help with pain caused by contracting ...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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Does Cyclobenzaprine help sciatica?

Does Cyclobenzaprine help sciatica?

Muscle relaxant: May help briefly. Any muscle relaxant will never help long term, suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist that can address your issues appropriately. ...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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Can cyclobenzaprine help paresthesia?

Typically not: It is more for spasms. See you doctor for recommendations for better treatments for paresthesia. As well as to identify the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take cyclobenzaprine?

Can pregnant women take cyclobenzaprine?

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) has been classified as Category B by the FDA. Category B drugs have not been shown to cause teratogenicity or fetal abnormalities in animal studies but have not been fully evaluated in humans. Category B drugs such as cyclobenzaprine should be given during a pregnancy only when the physician determines that the risks are less than the benefits of the drug's actions. Ask your GYN doc. ...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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Can I take cyclobenzaprine and ibprofen 800ml?

Can I take cyclobenzaprine and ibprofen 800ml?

Yes: Both can be used together if you have condition that requires muscle relaxant and pain. ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription for cyclobenzaprine?

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Do you need a prescription for cyclobenzaprine?

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): It is a prescription muscle relaxant.

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Can I take meloxicam and cyclobenzaprine together?

Can I take meloxicam and cyclobenzaprine together?

Yes: There are no interactions between these two medications. They also don’t need to be separated from each other so you may take them at the same time of day. ...Read more

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Is hydroxyzine or cyclobenzaprine better for sleep?

Is hydroxyzine or cyclobenzaprine better for sleep?

Neither best: Many drugs have sedation as one of many side effects, such as the two you mention. In fact, Restoril (temazepam) is an old brand of hydroxyzine I'd written for years ago whose use is implied by the name. Yet it is primarily an antihistamine. Better to ask for currently used drugs whose effects are more specific for insomnia. ...Read more

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Can baclofen and cyclobenzaprine be given together?

Can baclofen and cyclobenzaprine be given together?

Yes, but with care: Yes, they can be used together, but both can be sedatives and should be used in combination with caution. ...Read more

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How much is too much cyclobenzaprine in a 12 hour period?

30 MG: Med comes in several forms. For the standard cyclobenzaprine max recommended dose is 10 mg three times a day. There is also a long lasting version taken once a day. If you do not feel any affect from the med in a day, it may not be the right med for you. ...Read more

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Can I take cyclobenzaprine and meloxicam at the same time?

Can I take cyclobenzaprine and meloxicam at the same time?

Yes if needed: But only one time a day since meloxicam is a nonsteroidal antiinflamatory pain medicine taken 1 time a day & cyclobenzaprine acts to relax muscle and can be prescribed more often. Can be prescribed daily together for acute musculoskeletal pain and spasm, like a back strain or arthritis flare with associated spasm. Both can make you very sleepy, so do not try to drive or anything. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms from cyclobenzaprine.?

What are the withdrawal symptoms from cyclobenzaprine.?

Anxiety: Withdrawal from cyclobenzaprine caqn cause anxiety and insomnia akso it can cause abnormal dreams. Because it has a tricyclic structure it can cause deprssion. To avoid this is prudent to slowly decrease to avoid uncomfortable symptoms. ...Read more

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Are cyclobenzaprine 10 mg and steroids ok to take together?

Are cyclobenzaprine 10 mg and steroids ok to take together?

Yes: There are no real interactions between those medications, and they are affecting different targets, with cyclobenzaprine acting as a muscle relaxant and the steroids as a broad spectrum antiinflammatory. ...Read more

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Can we give her cyclobenzaprine 5 mg to reduce extreme anxiety when flying?

Can we give her cyclobenzaprine 5 mg to reduce extreme anxiety when flying?

Would not: That’s not a commonly recognized use for cyclobenzaprine, nor is it something with significant evidence to support its use. If the reason you are asking is because you notice that the drug - a muscle relaxant - causes drowsiness and fatigue - then absolutely not. Those are side effects and should not be reasons to dose the medication in someone for whom it was not prescribed. ...Read more

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Can cyclobenzaprine help calm someone from anxiety? Will it make them drowsy?

Can cyclobenzaprine help calm someone from anxiety? Will it make them drowsy?

Not an anti anxiety: Medication. Cyclobenzaprine is not an anti anxiety drug. It is structurally similar to the TCA (tricyclic antidepressant) and used as a muscle relaxant. Drowsiness and sleepiness are some of the common side effects. Cyclobenzaprine has some collateral anxiolytic properties. It's always best to take any medication under a doctors instructions. ...Read more

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I'm taking cyclobenzaprine I want to know can ths meds harm my baby because im beastfeeding her

I'm taking cyclobenzaprine I want to know can ths meds harm my baby because im beastfeeding her

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a pregnancy category b, which means animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women or animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester. However, check with your ob! ...Read more

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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

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I took 20mg of cyclobenzaprine within one hour when I'm supposed to take 10mg twice daily. I also took one hydrocodone 10-325mg. Should I be concerned?

I took 20mg of cyclobenzaprine within one hour when I'm supposed to take 10mg twice daily. I also took one hydrocodone 10-325mg. Should I be concerned?

Getting sleepy?: That amount and combination would likely cause you no dramatic harm, but it could make you extra drowsy so I would not go driving anyplace for the day. You may find yourself inattentive and driving would put you at risk for an accident. ...Read more

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I am prescribed Cyclobenzaprine 10mg Tablets 1 tablet 3 times a day. I have tried for a few days but not much help. Is it save to take 2 for back pain?

I am prescribed Cyclobenzaprine 10mg Tablets 1 tablet 3 times a day. I have tried for a few days but not much help. Is it save to take 2 for back pain?

Not working: I do not think increasing the dose if going to provide an more benefit. I would not take 20mg at a once.
Hope that helps! ...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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Zanaflex (Definition)

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