Generic Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine Hcl)

Muscle Relaxants

Generic Flexeril is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain. Generic Flexeril is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.

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How do I take Flexeril?

Flexeril medicine comes in tablet form and in an extended release capsule,

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Flexeril is a muscle relaxant, used to treat the pain and stiffness of muscle injuries, including strains, sprains and muscle spasms. The active ingredient in Flexeril is cyclobenzaprine.

How Taken

Flexeril comes in 10 mg tablets, and the normal dose in adults is one 10 mg tablet three times daily. You should not exceed a total dosage of 60 mg of Flexeril per day. It might be taken with food if stomach upset occurs. Take Flexeril as directed. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed.

Warnings/Precautions

Flexeril may not be suitable for all individuals. If you have had any of the following conditions in the past, or are being treated for them now, please inform your doctor. In some cases side effects may be minimized by following your doctor's advice, but you may be advised not to take Flexeril.

Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you have: glaucoma, an overactive thyroid gland, heart disease, difficulty urinating or any allergies. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding before taking this drug.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Storage

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F) and out of reach of children.

Overdose

The following symptoms indicate an overdose, get medical help immediately: difficulty breathing, extreme nervousness or restlessness, flushed skin, hallucination, racing or irregular heartbeat, seizure, shortness of breath, tiredness (extreme), unstable temperature, unusual muscle stiffness, vomiting (in combination with these other symptoms).

More Information

Flexeril may enhance the effects of alcohol, barbiturates, and other CNS depressants.

 

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What are the possible side effects of taking Flexeril?

Flexeril can cause some serious side effects and, although the following is not a complete list, you should contact your medical professional with any concern of a reaction after taking flexeril pills. You should seek emergency help if you begin to experience an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. You should stop using flexeril and call your doctor immediately if, after taking flexeril, you experience fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats; chest pain or a heavy feeling in your chest, pain spreading to your arms or shoulder, nausea, sweating, sudden numbness or weakness, a sudden headache, confusion or hallucinations, or just a general feeling of unwell. Other less severe side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, or general tiredness.