› 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.
Upsides and benefits
› Can relieve pain associated with muscle spasms.
› Available as a generic medication.
› Can be used by pregnant women.
Downsides and risks
› 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).
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication