FLEXERIL Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 017821/001.

Names and composition

"FLEXERIL" is the commercial name of a drug composed of CYCLOBENZAPRINE HYDROCHLORIDE.

Answered questions

Muscle spasm and flexeril during pregnancy??
doctor said my pain was muscle spasms and knows im pregnant wrote me a prescription for felxeril a muscle relaxer and for some pain med that i cant read the name something napsosym or something it looks like, well, are these ok in pregnancy ?? Asked by Kenna Halifax 4 months ago.

Flexeril is good. I took it during pregnancy for spasms. If you don't take it, they will only get worse as you get further along and get bigger. My GP worked at a pain management clinic with pregnant women, using both Flexeril and Vicodin. All their babies turned out just fine! Pregnancy Flexeril Pregnancy Category B: Reproduction studies have been performed in rats, mice and rabbits at doses up to 20 times the human dose, and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to FLEXERIL. There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Naproxen Naprosyn * Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus. * No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women. The risk category will be D only if used in 3rd trimester or near delivery. * No adequate animal data but increased incidence of cleft palate has been reported. * Crosses human placenta. * No well controlled human data in first trimester but use of the drug in third trimester can cause constriction of ductus arteriosus with subsequent neonatal pulmonary hypertension. Generic Name Cyclobenzaprine Trade Name Flexeril # Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus. # No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women * Not teratogenic or embryotoxic in animals. * Limited human data but no association with congenital defects during 1st trimester exposure was reported Answered by Hye Schirm 4 months ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: muscle spasm and flexeril during pregnancy?? doctor said my pain was muscle spasms and knows im pregnant wrote me a prescription for felxeril a muscle relaxer and for some pain med that i cant read the name something napsosym or something it looks like, well, are these ok in pregnancy ?? Answered by Ashli Trefry 4 months ago.

Flexeril Pregnancy Answered by Valarie Rizzio 4 months ago.

The recommended starting Flexeril dosage for most people is 5 mg three times daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to 10 mg three times daily to control your muscle spasms. For people with liver problems or elderly people, a less-frequent Flexeril dose may be recommended, as these people may be more sensitive to the effects (and side effects) of Flexeril. In general, Flexeril should only be used for two or three weeks at a time. This should be plenty of time for most muscle injuries to heal. It does not matter if you take Flexeril with food or on an empty stomach. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food. Flexeril can cause significant drowsiness. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you take Flexeril only at night, especially if you need to be alert during the day. For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Flexeril will not work if you stop taking it. If you are unsure about anything related to your Flexeril dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Answered by Marva Gingery 4 months ago.

i really don't think so. most pain meds and flexeril has not been on the market long enough to see actual long term effects, try eating peanut butter or bananas. they both contain potassium and are good for muscle spasms/cramps. also drink plenty of water. water cleanses the muscles and keeps them fully lubricated.the water will also help keep joints lubricated and prevent stiffness. milk is a natural sedative and that may also help. what will help the most is stretch the muscles several times a day. your muscles are changing along with everything else due to hormone change. Answered by Trista Gao 4 months ago.

Flexeril is category B, one of those "should be ok" things. If the other one is Naprosyn, that's a category C drug and should not be taken. Did you get the medication from a regular doctor or your OB....definately check with your OB (sometimes regular doctors mean well but don't always know the full risks in terms of pregnancy). Good luck, I hope your pain goes away. Answered by Libbie Finau 4 months ago.

Just double check w ith your OB/GYN - flexiril and naproxen - they do help with muscle spasms - the flexiril will make you sleepy. Answered by Lorita Gerrald 4 months ago.

Flexeril While Pregnant Answered by Houston Lashway 4 months ago.

If your dr. is an ob/gyn, he ought to know. However, I understand your concern. You can call your ob/gyn or your local pharmacy and speak with the pharmacist. They can be very helpful. Answered by Armando Paci 4 months ago.


What are the dosage instructions for flexeril?
i have broken my leg in five places, and i am experiencing a lot of leg spasms which cause me pain. i was prescribed norco for the pain but i was told that muscle relaxers could help with the involuntary twitching and flexing. my friend gave me a few and i'm not sure how many i am allowed to take in a day.... Asked by Antionette Hauben 4 months ago.

i have broken my leg in five places, and i am experiencing a lot of leg spasms which cause me pain. i was prescribed norco for the pain but i was told that muscle relaxers could help with the involuntary twitching and flexing. my friend gave me a few and i'm not sure how many i am allowed to take in a day. anyone know? thanks! Answered by Dario Tressler 4 months ago.

Flexeril is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain.Do not take Flexeril if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take Flexeril before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body. You should not take Flexeril if you have recently had a heart attack, or if you have a heart rhythm disorder, congestive heart failure, heart block, or an overactive thyroid. Answered by Ezekiel Wiltbank 4 months ago.

Usually Metacam is as soon as everyday. Until you'll be able to get ahold of the vet, I might best deliver it as soon as each different day as that is very powerful stuff that may be dangerous if given an excessive amount of. Make definite that you're giving the correct dosage to your puppy's weight too. If it's liquid, the syringe must be calibrated in step with weight. Answered by Leeann Kosak 4 months ago.

Well, you really shouldn't be taking a prescription medication that was prescribed for someone else, and not prescribed for you. It could interact negatively with the other medications you are on, or just not interact well with your body, and could be very dangerous. That being said, Flexeril causes drowsiness, but when I was prescribed this medication, I was told to take one every twelve hours. Answered by Tennie Greninger 4 months ago.


Is it safe to take flexeril if ur on zolft?
Asked by Andreas Verburg 4 months ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: is it safe to take flexeril if ur on zolft? Answered by Brandi Fortino 4 months ago.

Consult your physician and a pharmacist. GOOD LUCK. Answered by Taylor Beaule 4 months ago.


Can Flexeril cause Jacksonian seizures?
My daughter was born with Velocardiofascial syndrome and so her body does not create calcium. She has taken 15,000 mg of calcium daily for years and suddenly her grand mal seizures have gotten worse. She was started on calcium carbonate recently because it is easier to take than all those pills everyday. She... Asked by Misha Hagin 4 months ago.

My daughter was born with Velocardiofascial syndrome and so her body does not create calcium. She has taken 15,000 mg of calcium daily for years and suddenly her grand mal seizures have gotten worse. She was started on calcium carbonate recently because it is easier to take than all those pills everyday. She also recently hurt her arm when having a grand mal seizure and was placed on Flexeril. Since the start of both medications, she has been having horrible Jacksonian seizures daily, which she has had before but are just getting worse. We don't know if it is related to one or both of the medications. She is not supposed to eat 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking the calcium carbonate but the Jacksonian seizures are really bad if she does not eat. She takes the calcium three times a day and the Flexeril three times daily. Answered by Karyn Ohlensehlen 4 months ago.

Flexeril can cause seizures. I thought the calcium problem resolved with time. How old is she? Better take her off the Flexeril, as it may be lowering her seizure threshold. If she has pain, get her some pain medicine. Perhaps her Neurologist should see her again for a med adjustment. Might be a good idea to get a blood sugar tester and check her if you think her seizures might be related to blood sugar levels. What are the possible side effects of cyclobenzaprine? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using cyclobenzaprine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats; chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance; feeling light-headed, fainting; confusion, weakness, lack of coordination; nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); seizure (convulsions); unusual thoughts or behavior, hallucinations (seeing things); or easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness. Less serious side effects may include: dry mouth, increased thirst; blurred vision; drowsiness, dizziness, tired feeling; feeling nervous or irritable; heartburn, loss of appetite, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting; muscle weakness; diarrhea, constipation, gas; or sore throat, cold symptoms. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. What other drugs will affect cyclobenzaprine? There may be other drugs that can interact with cyclobenzaprine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Answered by Delia Hastings 4 months ago.

Jacksonian Seizures Answered by Elwood Mcneely 4 months ago.

Cyclobenzaprine is a skeletal muscle relaxant. It is marketed as Flexeril (5 and 10 mg tablets), and also as Fexmid (7.5 mg tablet). Both the 5 and 10 milligram tablets are available generically. Fexmid is not available generically and few pharmacies carry it for this reason. Once-a-day extended release formulation, Amrix, has been approved by the American FDA in 2007 and is available in 15 and 30 mg capsules. Indications Cyclobenzaprine is typically prescribed to relieve pain and muscle spasms. Typically, muscle spasms occur in an injury to stabilize the affected body part and prevent further damage. The spasm of the muscles can increase the pain level. It is believed that by decreasing muscular spasm, pain is diminished. A common application would be that of a whiplash injury in a car accident. Muscle relaxants such as Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) and Orphenadrine Citrate (Norflex) have also been studied in the treatment of fibromyalgia. In a study of 120 fibromyalgia patients, those receiving Cyclobenzaprine (10 to 40 mg) over a 12 week period had significantly improved quality of sleep and pain score. Interestingly, there was also a reduction in the total number of tender points and muscle tightness. It is also prescribed off-label as a sleep-aid. To avoid possible stomach sickness, take with food and a full glass of water. Side effects Common side effects include drowsiness, depression, headaches, dizziness, and blurred vision. Other side effects are respiratory depression and decreased functionality in various muscles. Long term use has been associated with vision damage. Another side effect is dryness of the mouth. Agitation is a common side effect observed especially in the elderly. Answered by Shelley Toenjes 4 months ago.

I don't think it was right to have your dog killed because she was having seizures; I only believe in euthanasia in very extreme cases. But I'll assume it was an extreme case and move on. Anyway, no, it doesn't cause seizures. It does /sometimes/. Definitely not always. The dog's size also comes into account. It's a case-by-case thing, and not worth the risk. The really dangerous thing is the fact that your dog could get addicted to chocolate and get into baking chocolate, which is REEEEALLY bad. Different kinds of chocolate are more harmful than others. Answered by Bertie Kethcart 4 months ago.


How long does flexeril stay in your system?
I took a flexeril for pain like a week ago, i have to give blood on october 5, will that show up? Asked by Norman Castleman 4 months ago.

Yes, Flexeril will show up in a drug screening. How long a drug stays in your blood and/or urine is usually determined by its half-life. The half-life of a drug is the time it takes your body to metabolize and excrete the medication so that half of it is removed from your body. Generally speaking, it takes five half-lives to fully eliminate a drug from your blood or urine. Flexeril has a half-life of 18 hours, so it would take 3.75 days for it to clear out of your body completely. Keep in mind that half-life can vary from patient to patient, so this is not a hard and fast rule. Half-life is also affected if the patient has altered kidney or liver function. Answered by Delana Gassert 4 months ago.

How Long Does Flexeril Last Answered by Emile Hoopingarner 4 months ago.

Flexeril Half Life Answered by Serina Boushie 4 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
017821/001 FLEXERIL CYCLOBENZAPRINE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL 5MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
017821/002 FLEXERIL CYCLOBENZAPRINE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL 10MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**

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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
017821/001 FLEXERIL CYCLOBENZAPRINE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL 5MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
017821/002 FLEXERIL CYCLOBENZAPRINE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL 10MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
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