Flexeril Pill Information
Flexeril® (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication approved to treat muscle spasms caused by injuries or other muscle problems. Although most people tolerate this medication well, Flexeril is not suitable for everyone. Therefore, make sure to read the prescribing information on these pills before taking Flexeril.
For example, Flexeril can cause several side effects, such as drowsiness, dizziness, and fatigue. Also, it is important that your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements) before he or she prescribes Flexeril.
Although it is not exactly clear how Flexeril works to treat muscle spasms, it is known that it mostly works in the brain stem (not in the spinal cord and not directly on the muscles). The medication 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 drug comes in pill (tablet) form. It is taken by mouth, usually three times a day.
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