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Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) stronger than Flexeril?

Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) stronger than Flexeril?

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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How is Zanaflex (tizanidine) different than flexeril?

How is Zanaflex (tizanidine) different than flexeril?

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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I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) or flexeril (have both) and just started necon 10/11. I read there could be interactions with zanaflex (tizanidine). Do I need to be concerned?

Yes- Sedation/dizzy: If you use Zanaflex (tizanidine) chronically, know that the concentration of Zanaflex is increased when used with oral contraceptive and may result in increased sedation, fatigue/ low blood pressure (hypotensive issues- dizziness, fainting). You may want to use Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) instead but also watch out for drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness. Avoid alcohol and use caution when driving while on these drugs. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between flexeril and Zanaflex (tizanidine) for low back pain?

Yes,: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) differs from the other centrally acting agents because it is structurally and pharmacologically related to amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant.. Tizanidine is the drug of choice for muscle spasm. Always consult your doctor for your individual needs. ...Read more

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How long should I wait between zanaflex (tizanidine) and flexeril? I have started taking zanaflex (tizanidine) during the day but it doesn't cut it for my leg cramps at night.

8 hours: You should wait 8 hours after taking a zanaflex (tizanidine) before you take a flexeril. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and taking a multivitamin/multimineral. Dehydration and vitamin/mineral deficiencies can contribute to muscle cramping. Stretching daily also helps muscles not to cramp. ...Read more

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Is Soma or Zanaflex (tizanidine) more effective than flexeril? For torticollus and back pain. I've had all kinds of labs and scans, im merely curious

Is Soma or Zanaflex (tizanidine) more effective than flexeril? For torticollus and back pain. I've had all kinds of labs and scans, im merely curious

Best medication: The best one is the one that works best (for you). I think Zanaflex (tizanidine) is a great muscle relaxer. Some is essentially a tranquilizer....So I would avoid it. If Flexeril is not helping then by all means try a different medication. ...Read more

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What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, (tizanidine) flexeril?

What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, (tizanidine) flexeril?

See below: I avoid Soma as it is essentially a tranquilizer, not a muscle relaxer. Both Zanaflex and Flexeril are good medications. There best one is the one that works best for you. Other options (less sedating) are Baclofen and skelaxin (metaxalone). ...Read more

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Does mobic (meloxicam) and flexeril mix well?

Does mobic (meloxicam) and flexeril mix well?

Mobic (meloxicam) & Flexeril: Flexeril is a muscle relaxer, Mobic (meloxicam) is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. You can used them together as prescribed. ...Read more

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What is flexeril versus skelaxin (metaxalone)?

Flexeril & skelaxin (metaxalone): Skelaxin) is thought to act by suppressing postsynaptic spinal cord and trigeminal reflexes. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is TCA with centrally acting muscle relaxants properties. ...Read more

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Can I take flexeril if I took Effexor earlier?

Be careful!: In general, those two medicines taken at the same time can give you a condition called serotonin syndrome. Therefore, Usually is not recommended that you take them together. ...Read more

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Can I take Flexeril and Maxalt at the same time?

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

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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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Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and flexeril together?

Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and flexeril together?

No: These are both sedatives and can cause central nervous system slow-down. They should not be combined. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Ativan 0.5mg with Flexeril 10mg?

Is it safe to take Ativan 0.5mg with Flexeril 10mg?

NotSafeIncreseSedati: Taking Ativan and Flexeril may increase side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating especially in the elderlyThey may also have impairment in thinking, judgment and motor coordination ...Read more

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Is it okay to split a flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Ask pharmacist: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) typically comes in 5 or 10 mg tablets. Solid white tablets that are scored (have a line through the center to show where to cut) can be split. A pill cutter can make this easier. ...Read more

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Can I take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) with seriquol?

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

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How will I know when flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) kicks in?

You will know: You will know when it starts working when you start feeling a difference in your symptoms, it also can make you start feeling sleepy as well. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) usually will start working 20-30! minutes after you ingest it. ...Read more

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Can flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) be cut in half 10 millimeter

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

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How often can you take 10 mg of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Up to three times: Three times daily max, but go slow, can cause drowsiness and not good with alcohol, tranquilizers, and antihistamines that make you sleepy. Many people just take it in the evening or at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can a.Person overdose on flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and die?

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?

There are tons of us out here hoping to help. ...Read more

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How much time till flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) begins to work?

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

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Is there any interactions with flexeril and Maxalt (rizatriptan)?

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

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Can you take robaxin (methocarbamol) and flexeril at the same time?

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

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Can you please tell me, should 30 mg. Of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) hurt me?

Possibly: That is much too large a dose to take at one time. The major problems could be sedation and confusion. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) overdose?

Too much: The definition of an overdose is simply experiencing side affects from the medication secondary to taking more than the prescribed dose. These side affects can range from mild to severe, even to the point of sudden death. A flexeril overdose implies that a person is suffering side affects of the flexeril secondary to taking to high of a dose of it. ...Read more

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What are the results when someone overdoses on flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) pills?

What are the results when someone overdoses on flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) pills?

Muscle relaxant: The most common reactions are:drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea, confusion, nervousness.However if you overdose you could expirience seizures. Cardiac arrhythmias, mi, stroke, psychosis.All this reactions are very serous and should not be taken lightly. Dr seni. ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl (Definition)

Cyclobenzaprine HCl is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more


Dr. Alex Mompoint
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Zanaflex (Definition)

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