Generic Flexeril

Several companies manufacture a generic form of Flexeril. The medication comes in two strengths -- 5-mg and 10-mg tablets. The FDA has assigned the generic versions an "AB" rating, meaning they are equivalent to the brand-name medication. However, the generic versions may contain different inactive ingredients, such as fillers or dyes.

Can I Buy Generic Flexeril?

Flexeril® (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used to treat muscle spasms. It belongs to a group of medications known as skeletal muscle relaxants.
Brand-name Flexeril is manufactured by McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals. However, it has come off patent and is also available as a generic.

Available Strengths

Generic Flexeril tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Cyclobenzaprine 5 mg
  • Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg.

Who Makes Generic Flexeril?

The generic version of Flexeril is made by the following manufacturers:
  • Actavis, Inc.
  • Hawkins, Inc.
  • Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Medisca, Inc.
  • Meridian Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Pliva, Inc.
  • Sandoz
  • UDL Laboratories, Inc.
  • Watson Laboratories

Is Generic Cyclobenzaprine as Good as Flexeril?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications, and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All generic cyclobenzaprine 5-mg and 10-mg tablets currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Flexeril.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people who have allergies or sensitivities.
Warning: 10 Hidden Sources of Lactose

Flexeril Drug Information

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.