No, Flexeril isn't a benzodiazepine.
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.
I answered this once and the answer didnt show so this may come up twice but anyway... no flexeril or cyclobenzeprine is not a benzodiazepine. It is actually most closely related chemically to the tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline. Cyclobenzeprine doesnt work well as an antidepressant though. It is classed as a muscle relaxant.
- Flexeril Information for Consumers
- Flexeril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flexeril (detailed)
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