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.

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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...

Does Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) need to be taken regularly to be most effective or does it work just as well on an as needed basis? Thank you!

Depends on condition. For occasional use or acute injury, relaxants may be used 'as needed' for muscle cramps/pain.This is usually sufficient.For chronic pain, Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) can be effective for recurrent spasms.It's not actually a 'pain' med but, if the problem is related to muscle spasm/contracture, it can help.Treating the root cause is preferable.History/physical w/Osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause=Recommended. Read more...

I'm been taking flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for years now, and it just doesn't seem to work like it used to. Are there any others' that would work better for my back?

Find cause. I think it is remarkable that your physicians have allowed you to go for years treating a symptom without finding and treating the cause of the problem. Perhaps a second opinion with a back expert is warranted after years of ineffective treatment. Read more...
None. Muscle relaxants aren't meant to be taken for years (the Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) insert recommends only 2 - 3 weeks of use). I would argue that for the majority of patients, chronic medications are not a good treatment for chronic back pain. By far the best treatment is to go back to the basics: regular exercise, increased activity, good diet, weight loss, and smoking cessation. Read more...

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...