User Reviews for Flexeril

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Flexeril review summary

6.5/10 Average Rating

23 Ratings with 19 User Reviews

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Review by Irish7373:

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5.0

Flexeril makes me so drowsy that I fall asleep before I can feel actual relief of pain and then I miss out on everything. The only good thing is that it relaxes me so that I'm not tense.

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October 2, 2014 10:18 PM

Review by Chuckie Rad:

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7.0

It seems to be making me slightly drowsy. But I'm sure after a few days I wont feel anything.

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July 6, 2014 10:31 PM

Review by NNGray (taken for less than 1 month):

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7.0

Well I was just prescribed Flexeril yeaterday for the pain I was experiencing from a L5-S1 herniated disc & Sciatica. It made me feel like a zombie about an hour & 1/2 after taking it. I took a shower and after getting out I had no strength in my arms or legs. Dry mouth & lower leg pains when laying in bed later. It did help with the pain but will be taking but 1/2 a pill AS NEEDED vs the 1-10 mg 3xs daily.

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August 15, 2013 2:19 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

I have two bulging discs L4/L5 and L3/L4 and herniated L5/S1 and pinched nerves. My hydrocodone wasn't enough, I started taking Flexeril twice a day and the pain reduced to almost nothing and the burning down my legs stopped from my pinched nerves. It doesn't last as long as I would like but it makes the day go by a lot easier and is definitely worth taking it.

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May 23, 2013 10:02 PM

Review by Leslianna (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

Has helped tremendously. I am taking 10mg twice a day plus a narcotic. I feel Great as long as I get enough sleep. Virtually no pain due to severe osteoarthritis.

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January 19, 2013 8:39 PM

Review by KRS of CA (taken for 10 years or more):

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9.0

I have taken this medcation for years. When my sciatica acts up, I take two and Aleve and go to bed, within a few hours I start feeling better. It is not a pain killer--it is a muscle relaxer.

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December 24, 2012 7:27 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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2.0

Am now on Skelaxin 800mg. Flexeril wasn't as good as Skelaxin for me.

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July 18, 2012 4:13 AM

Review by Franchase:

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5.0

This was the first time I had ever taken cyclobenzaprine. I took one (1) 10mg on a Thursday evening about 6:30 pm, and all day the next day I felt slight confusion, loss of concentration and it felt like my head was in a fog. Did not help with pain but allowed me to get some much needed sleep.

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February 19, 2012 5:13 AM

Review by LarryLangley:

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10

Brand Name works great. Does the job and not even noticeable to myself that I've taken it. It will make me sleepy once I lay down, but fully functional on this medication until then. I've taken this drug since 1992. Unfortunately can NOT find this medicine in Brand name.

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July 25, 2011 4:24 AM

Review by Anne3399:

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10

This has been a wonderful addition to the pain medicines, with enabling a reduction in pain medicines from using this to stop the spasms that irritated the nerves. With my nerves less irritated, I was more fun to be around!

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March 31, 2011 4:47 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Flexeril and Percocet are the only medicines that help me out of pain with a herniated L5 dics and a pinched nerve.

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November 3, 2010 11:46 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Dry mouth is a side effect that is most unpleasant

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August 17, 2010 5:18 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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3.0

I think it works for my sciatica but I'm unusually weak after I wake up.

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November 26, 2009 3:18 PM

Review by Patrick1:

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2.0

Too weak, acts slowly, I don't feel relaxed after taking it.

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August 19, 2009 2:31 PM

Review by MikeJ:

First time I took Flexeril I slept 15 hours straight.

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August 2, 2009 2:54 AM

Review by Anonymous:

This is my first time to use it. I take it as soon as I wake up and it does make a difference, but doesn't do a lot for the pain.

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July 12, 2009 8:54 AM

Review by Anonymous:

I suffered horribly from sciatica. Flexeril helps loosen my leg and back. It helps with muscle spasms. I can tell before my leg is ready to lock up. I take Flexeril and in 20 minutes, it loosens up. With a combination of medicines and stretching, I am recovering.

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April 6, 2009 8:57 PM

Review by Anonymous:

I agree with the previous person on this medication for sciatica. It does help you to sleep but does nothing for pain throughout the day.

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January 12, 2009 1:14 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

Flexeril does not really take away my pain, but it helps me relax and sleep. If you take too much, it will cause confusion.

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November 7, 2008 1:46 AM

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