Flexeril Medication Information
A healthcare provider may prescribe Flexeril® (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride) to treat muscle spasms in adults and adolescents as young as 15 years old. However, because Flexeril is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information on medication before starting treatment with Flexeril.
For example, you may not be able to take Flexeril if you have certain medical conditions, such as liver disease, glaucoma, or difficulty passing urine. Also, you may not be able to safely use Flexeril if you are currently taking certain medications (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription drugs).
Although most people do not experience problems with this medicine, Flexeril can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, and fatigue. Flexeril comes in tablet form, and is typically taken three times a day.
(Click Flexeril for a more in-depth look at this drug. This article discusses how Flexeril works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take this medication.)