My dr have given me baclofen, flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and soma. Is it safe to take together? I switch up on the meds so I am not taking them all together.

Lots of meds. That is a lot of similar meds i would say that not taking them togeather is best and frankly i tend to be a bit of a nonbeliever when it comes to such meds for most forms of treatment and certainly not for ankles and elbows/ try wraping the ankle or elbow with plastic wrap at bed time and see how that works - it is an old horse trainer trick that I have used for decades and it can be very helpfu.

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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...

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...

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...

Are severe nocturnal leg cramps sign of any illnesses? Both legs affected. Just switched from Soma to flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) b/c daytime fatigue. Want to avoid Soma

Maybe withdrawal... Soma (carisoprodol) is broken down by the body into a drug called "meprobamete" that has some barbiturate like characteristics. When you stop taking Soma (carisoprodol) it can cause some withdrawal-like syndromes. The bottom line is that if you are experiencing any symptoms after starting a new medication you should contact the prescriber right away. Read more...
Could be. Many medications can cause cramps, so talk with your doc about the meds you are on first. With nocturnal leg cramps, i'd probably do some basic blood work to check for anemia, as well as your potassium and other electrolytes, thyroid and kidney function. And good for you for wanting to avoid soma (carisoprodol). At the risk of incurring corporate pharmaceutical wrath - i've found it to be an awful medication. Read more...
Yes. Commonly venous disease, with leaky venous valves, resulting in leg swelling, and pain. See a phlebologist to have your legs evaluated. Read more...

Taking 1/2 Soma at night for sleep/muscle spasms. Looking for shorter-acting muscle relax. That won't change natural sleep architecture. Tried flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Talk to your PCP. There are other frequently prescribed muscle relaxants including Flexeril and skelaxin (metaxalone). I generally prefer skelaxin (metaxalone) as it is better tolerated while Flexeril tends to be overly sedating. You should discuss with your primary care physician which medication is right for you. 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...