Related Questions

I want to know if it is safe to take soma, flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and baclofen?

Additive effects. All three can have side effects of drowsiness and dizziness, and could compromise activity such as driving. Baclofen is usually a med for spasticity, and Soma and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) are "muscle relaxants". Not clear from your provided information, as to why you are taking all three. Recommend a lengthy discussion with your doctor to get this clarified and approached more specifically. Read more...

I had been on baclofen for 3 yrs now, but doesn't feel like it helps, is flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) as good, skeletal prob. & fibro?

Baclofen. Baclofen is a better choice than the other you have mention. I think you have gotten used to it or you have gotten worse pathology. Try first reducing the dose and frequency under your doctors supervision and see if there is any difference before you try something else. Read more...
Hard to compare. Both are muscle relaxants and both are used for muscle relaxation. They are used for fibromyalgia, since muscle relaxation helps fibromyalgia. Baclofen and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) are usually not used just for skeletal problems. Discuss with your pcp. Read more...

Is Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) or Baclofen easier on the Kidneys?

Neither? Neither of these drugs in normal doses is "hard" on the kidneys. Baclofen is renally excreted so there is a theoretical disadvantage to baclofen, but this is not important to a normally functioning kidney.l. Read more...

Stopped baclofen after 3yrs, now flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) seems to help just as well & I thin my neuro will raise it, but pain doc demands baclofen, sugg? Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Probably not. Chronic non-steroidals like Baclofen can cause kidney or liver problems and should be checked a couple times per year. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is good in the short term but has a tendency to become less effective over time. Read more...
You need. Both of your doctors to be on the same page. You need to have them call each other. Read more...
Both are helpful. Please see the answer, given by me to another patient, who asked almost a similar question. Thanks. Read more...

Should a patient with any kidney issues take baclofen still, or switch meds? I did 2 flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) but still having lots of spaspms, have had 7 spinal sur

Some concern . Genitourinary side effects including urinary frequency have been reported in 2% to 6% of treated patients. Enuresis, urinary retention, dysuria, abnormal ejaculation, kidney calculus, oliguria, vaginitis and impotence have also been reported. Other medications could be used for that called Soma (carisoprodol) and other. Read more...
Be careful. Chronic use of nsaids like Baclofen can challenge the kidney and liver. Therefore routine blood tests and urine tests can be done every several months to make sure things are ok. Read more...

Have had 7spinal surgeries n past 6yrs, no longer able 2 take baclofen (on it 5yrs), so? Is Soma or flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) better 4 someone n constant spasm?, help

Soma (carisoprodol) isn't good. Soma is converted into a form of a horse tranquilizer in the body. I do not personally prescribe it. Skelaxin, (metaxalone) zanaflex, or Flexeril would be better options for you. Read more...
Depends upon you. Some people get great results from medications that others either find useless or having bad side effects. Either of the meds you mentioned require a prescription so i suggest you call the office of your surgeon. In my experience, both Soma and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) can be very effective, but patients usually get more sleepy with flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Read more...

I am on. 5 mg of clonazepam twice daily. My dr prescribed flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to be taken at bedtime. Will these two meds be okay together if at bedtime only?

Most likely. Both medicines can cause drowsiness, but at those doses, they should be safe. If your doctor knew about the clonazepam, he or she obviously thought the combined dose was safe. Avoid overdosing, or drinking alcohol with them, as this could increase drowsiness and risk. Hope this helps! Read more...
Both sedate. they are often taken together. ZERO POINT FIVE of klonapin is the lowest dose. likely to be safe except for sleepiness with flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). FIVE mg of klonapin (ten fold higher) would be a bit dangerous. Read more...