Compare Robaxin vs. Flexeril

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Robaxin
(methocarbamol)

Flexeril
(cyclobenzaprine)

Coming soon.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.
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Best available price for 90 (500mg) tablets of methocarbamol
Coupons for Flexeril
Best available price for 90 (10mg) tablets of cyclobenzaprine
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Reviews for Robaxin (methocarbamol)
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Reviews for Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine)
66%
-1% worse vs. Robaxin (methocarbamol)
37%
+26% better vs. Robaxin (methocarbamol)
14%
-14% worse vs. Robaxin (methocarbamol)
1064 reviews
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Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Side effects
RobaxinFlexeril

We haven’t found good data for Robaxin side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Robaxin »
  • Dry mouth 4%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Fatigue 1%
  • Nausea 2%
  • Drowsiness 100%
  • Headache nos 17%
  • Dry throat 8%
  • Acne nos 6%
  • Disturbance in attention 6%
More Flexeril side effects »
How it works
RobaxinFlexeril
Coming soon.Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine) is a muscle relaxer. It works in the brain to help calm down muscle spasms without interfering with normal muscle function.
Type of medication
RobaxinFlexeril
Prescription only
Available as
RobaxinFlexeril
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for
RobaxinFlexeril
  • Musculoskeletal Pain Spasm Tetanus
Risk factors for serious side effects
RobaxinFlexeril
    Coming soon.
    • 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 »
    Pregnancy

    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.

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

    Alcohol
    RobaxinFlexeril
    No alcohol related info.
    • Don't drink alcohol while on this medication.
    Pain
    RobaxinFlexeril
    No pain related info.
    • Can relieve pain associated with muscle spasms.
    Sleep
    RobaxinFlexeril
    No sleep related info.
    • 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
    RobaxinFlexeril
    Coming soon
    • Can relieve pain associated with muscle spasms.
    • Available as a generic medication.
    • Can be used by pregnant women.
    Downsides and risks
    RobaxinFlexeril
    Coming soon
    • 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
    RobaxinFlexeril
    Coming soon
    • 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.
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