Fexmid Side Effects
Generic Name: cyclobenzaprine
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of cyclobenzaprine. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Fexmid.
Not all side effects for Fexmid may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to cyclobenzaprine: oral capsule extended release, oral suspension, oral tablet
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by cyclobenzaprine (the active ingredient contained in Fexmid). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
Stop taking cyclobenzaprine and get emergency help immediately if any of the following effects occur:Rare
- Changes in the skin color of the face
- fast or irregular breathing
- large swellings that look like hives on the face, eyelids, mouth, lips, and/or tongue
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or the area around the eyes
- shortness of breath, troubled breathing, tightness in chest, and/or wheezing
- skin rash, hives, or itching
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking cyclobenzaprine:Rare
- Convulsions (seizures)
- drowsiness (severe)
- dry, hot, flushed skin
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
- increase or decrease in body temperature
- troubled breathing
- unexplained muscle stiffness
- unusual nervousness or restlessness (severe)
- vomiting (occurring together with other symptoms of overdose)
If any of the following side effects occur while taking cyclobenzaprine, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:Rare
- Clumsiness or unsteadiness
- mental depression or other mood or mental changes
- problems in urinating
- ringing or buzzing in the ears
- skin rash, hives, or itching occurring without other symptoms of an allergic reaction listed above
- unusual thoughts or dreams
- yellow eyes or skin
Some of the side effects that can occur with cyclobenzaprine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:More common
- Blurred vision
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- dryness of mouth
- Bloated feeling or gas, indigestion, nausea or vomiting, or stomach cramps or pain
- excitement or nervousness
- frequent urination
- general feeling of discomfort or illness
- muscle twitching
- numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in hands or feet
- pounding heartbeat
- problems in speaking
- trouble in sleeping
- unpleasant taste or other taste changes
- unusual muscle weakness
- unusual tiredness
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to cyclobenzaprine: compounding powder, oral capsule extended release, oral tablet, oral and topical kit
Elderly patients may be particularly susceptible to the sedation and confusion which may accompany cyclobenzaprine (the active ingredient contained in Fexmid) therapy.
Nervous system side effects are common and include drowsiness in up to 40% of treated patients and dizziness in up to 11%. Fatigue, asthenia, headache, nervousness, blurred vision, and confusion have also been reported.
Other side effects have included anticholinergic effects such as dry mouth (in as many as 27% of treated patients), and, less frequently, dry skin, blurry vision, constipation, and an organic brain syndrome. Paradoxical sweating has also been reported.
Psychiatric side effects including mania and psychosis have been reported rarely. A case of hallucinations has also been reported.
Hypersensitivity side effects have included rash, angioedema, and pruritus. Anaphylaxis has been reported rarely.
Cardiovascular side effects have included cardiac arrhythmias, tachycardia, and hypotension.
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