I tore a muscle in back and the pain is pretty intense. I am concerned that Flexeril will impact my sobriety. However, the pain is pretty intense.
31 May 2011
The flexeril is not an opiate and is non addictive. I believe it is fine for you to take. To further clarify, the literature points out the following for flexeril (cyclobenzaprine):
Drug Abuse and Dependence
Pharmacologic similarities among the tricyclic drugs require that certain withdrawal symptoms be considered when cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride is administered, even though they have not been reported to occur with this drug. Abrupt cessation of treatment after prolonged administration rarely may produce nausea, headache, and malaise. These are not indicative of addiction.
So you may need to wean off the flexeril if you take on a regular basis.
6 Jun 2011
I have a script for Flexeril due to my condition, I also take pain meds. The flexeril I am suppose to take 4 times daily, but I only take it as needed it makes me sleepy. I have had this script for 10yrs and I have never had a problem. I don't think you can get addicited to it. but as we all know pain meds are very addictive and that is a battle Im fighting right now. I think you are fine with taking it just stay away from narcotics. Good luck and I hope you feel better.
- Flexeril Information for Consumers
- Flexeril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flexeril (detailed)
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