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Tizanidine Vs 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
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
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
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
Yes: No significant interactions between the two drugs. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Is there any danger in taking Maxalt 10mg, 5 hours after taking cyclobenzaprine 10mg? Thanks in advance.
Is it ok to take 2 cyclobenzaprine 10mg at once or is 1 cyclo and 1naproxen better? I suffer from back spasms since a car accident last year.
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
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
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 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