What's the difference between flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and methocarbamol muscle relaxers?

Few differences . Both Methocarbamol ( robaxin) and flexaril( cyclobenzaprine) are muscle relaxants. Exact mechanism of action is unknown, but both are most probably centrally acting muscle relaxants. Robaxin (methocarbamol) has a short half life of 1-2 hrs. And is usually given 4 times a day. Flexeril's half life is 18 hrs (range of 8-37 hrs) and is metabolized mainly by the hepatic cyp450. Flexeril is more sedative.

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Can I use valerian as a muscle relaxant...Been on flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and trying to get off it?

Please talk to. Your doctor for help getting off flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Stopping cold turkey can be hard, & possibly dangerous. Valerian probably won't help much, & it's safety isn't assured. Read more...
Yes you can. Valerian is a herbal compound that is "relaxing". Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a "muscle relaxant" with properties of sedation or relaxation of the mind. You may safely stop Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) at any time (it is not addictive) and learn non-pharmacologic techniques to control muscle pain. A physiatrist, a physical therapist, or your current physician can help. Best wishes in your health recovery. Read more...