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A healthcare provider may prescribe Flexeril® (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride) to treat muscle spasms that are associated with injuries or other muscle problems. Currently, both brand-name and generic versions are licensed for sale. The drug is only meant to be used on a temporary basis. In general, it should only be used for two or three weeks at a time.
 
The medication comes in two strengths: 5 mg and 10 mg. Your healthcare provider will determine your dosage based on your age, whether you are taking other medications, and other factors. Flexeril is usually taken three times daily (although a less frequent dose may be recommended for elderly people or for people who have liver problems). The medication comes in the form of a tablet. While most people tolerate the medication well, side effects are possible. Some of the common side effects of this drug include dizziness, fatigue, and dry mouth.
 
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