Flexeril Drug Information
Flexeril® (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication approved to treat certain types of muscle spasms in adults and adolescents as young as 15 years old. Although most people tolerate this muscle relaxant well, Flexeril is not suitable for everyone. Therefore, make sure to read the drug's prescribing information before starting treatment.
For example, Flexeril can cause several side effects, such as drowsiness, dizziness, and fatigue. Also, before taking Flexeril, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other drugs you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements). Flexeril only works to relieve muscle spasms caused by problems in the muscles; it does not help with muscle spasms caused by problems in the brain or spinal cord.
The medicine comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, typically three times a day. There are only two strengths of Flexeril available, 5 mg and 10 mg tablets.
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