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People who are experiencing muscle spasms due to injuries or other muscle problems may benefit from Flexeril® (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride). Although most people tolerate the medication well, side effects can occur and may include dry mouth, dizziness, and fatigue. Seek medical attention immediately if you happen to take too much of the drug. Symptoms of a Flexeril overdose can include confusion, hallucinations, and seizures.
It is not clear exactly how Flexeril works to relieve muscle spasms. However, it is known to mostly work in the brain stem, not in the spinal cord and not directly on the muscles. This medication may not be right for everyone. Prior to taking it, make sure your healthcare provider knows about all medical conditions you have and all medications you are taking (including vitamins and supplements).
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