Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Musculoskeletal

Flexeril

(cyclobenzaprine)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Musculoskeletal
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4.69Flexeril

Relaxes your muscles.

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Our bottom line

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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Upsides

  • Can relieve pain associated with muscle spasms.
  • Available as a generic medication.
  • Can be used by pregnant women, but talk to your doctor about it first.
People’s experience with Flexeril

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Downsides

  • Can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Not meant for long-term therapy.
  • Not recommended in elderly patients, people with glaucoma, or in people with heart conditions (like rhythm problems, heart failure, or recent heart attack).
  • Can make you have dry mouth.
  • Not effective for muscle spasms caused by brain or spinal injuries.
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Lowest price for 90 10mg tablets
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$9.88
  • Price before coupon
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    $9.88
    78% savings
How it works

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) is a muscle relaxer. It works in the brain to help calm down muscle spasms without interfering with normal muscle function.

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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid

What to expect when you take Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle relaxant

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Side effect rates for Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine)

255 From clinical trials of Flexeril / Muscle spasms (Extended release - 15 mg)
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea

Risks and Warnings for Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine)

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    • 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.

Common concerns from people taking Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine)

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Pain
  • Can relieve pain associated with muscle spasms.
Sleep
  • 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.
  • Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) can make you feel very tired or sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • 5mg dosages are similar in effectiveness and don't cause as much drowsiness or dry mouth. While only the dry mouth was an issue for me after the first week it would have been nice to know that I could have started at a lower dose.
  • it will make you sleepy. I have not noticed any other side effects.
  • It will make you sleepy pretty fast and sleep good
Weight
  • caused dry mouth and weight gain