I take amitriptyline for migraines 10 mg once a night I also have sciatica and have been beaten... down lately from sciatica ... my doc prescribed me flexeril told me to not take the amitriptyline tonight and to take the flexeril every night for ten days also 10 mg along with anti inflammatory ... is this safe? im reading we need to ween off off the amitriptyline and not just suddenly stop .. and that there is more importantly a MAJOR interaction between the two drugs ... i just took my amitriptyline last night ... am i safe to switch it to flexeril in a 24 hour period? i have taken amitriptyline for about a yr
I think your doctor has given you very good advice. He has told you to stop taking the amitriptyline while taking the Flexeril. You do not need then to worry about the potentially serious, but rare, drug interaction. It is worth pointing out too that you have been taking a very low dose of amitriptyline so your risk is far less compared to someone who is taking say 100mg.
I think you will be fine taking the amitriptyline and flexeril together. My doctor gave me the flexeril while I was on an antidepressant that also interacted with the flexeril and he didn't even tell me, so I took the two together many times with no problem. I wouldn't worry about it, but definitely follow what your doctor has to say.
I'm surprised that he didn't leave you on the Amitriptyline. It is such a small dose. I take 100 mg Amitriptyline and 10 mgs of Flexeril 3 times a day. Yes, it has taken awhile to build up to this much (!) But taking the two together, especially at such as small dose , won 't hurt you.
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