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CYCLOBENZAPRINE is a muscle relaxer. It is used to treat muscle pain, spasms, and stiffness. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of cyclobenzaprine is around $9.87, 84% off the average retail price of $65.70. Compare muscle relaxants.
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What is Flexeril?

Relaxes your muscles. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) is widely used to treat muscle spasms and is available as a generic, but it shouldn't be used long-term.

Flexeril Quick Facts

Proper Use

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it and do not take it more often than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance of serious side effects.

Swallow the extended-release capsule whole. If you cannot swallow the capsule whole, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the contents over one tablespoon of applesauce. Swallow the mixture right away without chewing. Rinse the mouth to make sure all of the medicine have been swallowed. Do not save any of the mixture to use later.

Flexeril side effects

Common Side Effects
When taken for
  • Dry mouth6%
  • Dizziness3%
  • Fatigue3%
  • Nausea3%
Manufacturers don’t say how common these side effects are when taking Flexeril for Muscle spasms (Extended release - 15 mg)
  • Indigestion

Serious Side Effects

  • Serotonin syndrome
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)
    • Taking other medications for your mood

    Taking Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) along with other medications used for your mood can make you more likely to have a serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors should not be used with Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine), and need to be stopped at least 14 days before starting Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine). Symptoms of serotonin syndrome include confusion, hallucinations, tremors, seizure, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Go to the emergency room or talk to your doctor immediately if you notice these symptoms. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about all the medicines you are taking including prescription, over the counter, and supplements to make sure there are no interactions.

  • Dizziness and sleepiness
      Higher risk if:
    • Alcohol or drug use
    • Age over 65 years

    Taking Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) may make you feel dizzy or sleepy for the first few days. Avoid driving or other activities requiring concentration until you know how your body responds to the medication. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these symptoms bother you.

  • Heart attack or stroke
      Higher risk if:
    • Recent heart attack
    • Heart rhythm problems
    • Heart failure

    Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) is structurally related to another class of drugs known as tricyclic antidepressants (TCA). There have been reports of TCA causing heart beat problems that could lead to heart attacks and strokes. Talk to your doctor to see if Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) is right for you.

  • Dehydration
      Higher risk if:
    • Older than 65 years
    • Dehydration

    Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) dries out your body. You are more likely to be thirsty, constipated, have difficulty urinating and have blurry vision. Drink plenty of fluids and avoid staying out or exercising too hard during hot sunny days, especially if you are 65 years and older. Talk to your doctor if these side effects become bothersome.

  • Overactive Thyroid
      Higher risk if:
    • Overactive thyroid

    Do not take Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) if you have an overactive thryoid or thyroid problems. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) can make you more prone to having increased blood pressure or heart rate if you have thyroid problems. Talk to your doctor before starting Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine).

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Flexeril interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following is usually not recommended, but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Tobacco
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Flexeril dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For relaxing stiff muscles:
    • For oral dosage form (extended-release capsules):
      • Adults—15 milligrams (mg) once a day. Some patients may need 30 mg (one 30 mg capsule or two 15 mg capsules) per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults and children 15 years of age and older—10 milligrams (mg) 3 times a day. The largest amount should be no more than 60 mg (six 10-mg tablets) a day.
      • Children younger than 15 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Flexeril reviews

3.5 / 5 average rating with 1064 reviews for Flexeril from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Flexeril from Iodine.com

46 year old woman
  • Used for a few months
  • Taken for Would rather not say

Reviewed cyclobenzaprine on 2/26/2018

  • Not sure
  • Worked so-so
  • Some hassle
This rx'd to me because I have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. With CRPS, I get these rolling muscle spasms that start on one part of my body ending on another, leaving bruises in their wake. This med does help in that regard. However, I can only take 5mg as even that, it takes 14+hrs to get out of my system. It's brutal. All you want to do is sleep, and sleep hard. Wicked dreams sometimes are derived from this too. Nothing horrible, just very vivid. So, plan ahead!!
26 year old woman
  • Used for just as needed
  • Taken for Muscle spasm

Reviewed cyclobenzaprine on 10/22/2017

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Low hassle
Take at night when you first start taking it, may make you drowsy. I took cyclobenzaprine which is the generic version for Flexeril, both made me feel the same way.
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