What is the difference in Flexeril vs Skelaxin?

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Anonymous

10 Mar 2012

Hello,

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain. Flexeril is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.

http://www.drugs.com/flexeril.html

Skelaxin is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) in the brain. Skelaxin is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat discomfort associated with acute skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.

http://www.drugs.com/skelaxin.html

Take care,

maso.-

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10 Mar 2012

They are both muscle relaxers the difference depends upon the dosage.

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Anonymous

10 Mar 2012

Skelaxin is a muscle relaxer just like Flexeril.
http://www.drugs.com/skelaxin.html
http://www.drugs.com/flexeril.html

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tammyloosli 18 Dec 2013

They are both muscle relaxers, however Skelaxin helped me so much more than flexeril, the Skelaxin was too much money and I don't have insurance so I get flexeril for now. Can't wait until I can once again get Skelaxin. I have neuropathy really bad and fibromyalgia, back pain etc., so myself (Skelaxin) would be my choice of medication.

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