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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Cyclobenzaprine
Answer: Mainly sedation would be the contraindication. You'd need to see if it affects you.
Answer: Excessive somnolence.
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Answer: Well, you won't since the companies keep their costs down by not paying for the PDR space. Scheins tel no. 800-356-5790, check with them.
Answer: There are obvious problems taking cyclobenzaprine long term, but Fioricet is mildly addicting long term. You can contact Merck for more information on cyclobenzaprine at 800-672-6372.
Answer: Cyclobenzaprine is the generic name for Flexeril. This is usually used to treat muscle spasms from back pain. Its common side effects are drowsiness, dry mouth and dizziness. It should not be used in patients with glaucoma and can precipitate an attack. It should not be used while taking MAO anti-depressants. In my practice, it is generally well tolerated.
Answer: Cyclobenzaprine is usually used for muscle spasm. Possibly it was given to reduce some of the cervical spasm secondary to the head trauma. It is not useful in treating swelling and has some effect on pain.
Answer: Cyclobenzaprine(Flexeril) is a drug used to treat muscle spasms. This is most commonly used with muscle spasms caused by hack or muscle injury. It is closely related in structure to a class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants and occasional side effects related to this class of drugs are seen. It should never be used in conjunction with someone taking anti- depressant drugs. It should be used with caution if one has glaucome, urinary retention problems, or while taking other drugs which produce anticholinergic action. The most frequent side effects are dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, and fatigue. It is not listed as having effects on menstrual periods;but, has been implicated in breast enlargement and galactorrhea(breast discharge).
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Answer:The strain won't ;but, the cyclobenzaprine can.
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