Compare Flexeril vs. Robaxin

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Flexeril
(Cyclobenzaprine)

Robaxin
(Methocarbamol)

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.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine)
66%
of people say Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine) is worth it
37%
say it works well
14%
say it's a big hassle

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Side effects
FlexerilRobaxin
  • Indigestion 3%
  • Fatigue 1%
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We haven’t found good data for Robaxin side effects.

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How it works
FlexerilRobaxin
Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine) is a muscle relaxer. It works in the brain to help calm down muscle spasms without interfering with normal muscle function.Coming soon.
Type of medication
FlexerilRobaxin
Muscle relaxerPrescription only
Coming soon.
Available as
FlexerilRobaxin
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
FlexerilRobaxin
  • Musculoskeletal pain Spasm - Tetanus
Risk factors for serious side effects
FlexerilRobaxin
  • Taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) 14 days before starting
  • Taking other medications for your mood
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Age over 65
  • Taking tramadol
Detailed Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine) risks & warnings »
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Pregnancy category
FlexerilRobaxin
BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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Alcohol
  • Don't drink alcohol while on this medication.
  • Taking Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine) may make you feel dizzy or sleepy for the first few days, especially if you drink a lot of alcohol or take recreational drugs. Your body should adjust to this, however, 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.
No specific alcohol-related info.
Food
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Kidneys and liver
No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
FlexerilRobaxin
  • Can relieve pain associated with muscle spasms.
  • Available as a generic medication.
  • Can be used by pregnant women.
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Downsides and risks
FlexerilRobaxin
  • Can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Not meant for long-term therapy.
  • Not recommended in elderly patients, people with glaucoma, or in people with recent heart issues (like rhythm problems, heart failure, or heart attack).
Coming soon.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
FlexerilRobaxin
  • Can cause dizziness, fatigue, and sleepiness.
  • Take the medication at the same time each day.
  • Not to be used for long-term treatment.
  • Don't drink alcohol while on this medication.
Coming soon.
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