I have tried flexeril in past. No help.
Hi cajun8, Call your doc to see if you can up the dose. I will warn you that at higher doses (like 80mgs) it may cause some side effects.
It was absolutely the BEST medication for me, but the side effects were so bad that I had to stop taking it.
I hope your doctor ups your dosage, you may find it a wonderful medication!
Hello cajun8, & welcome to the site. Yes, you can, but only under your doctors orders. DO NOT do this just on your own as baclofen can cause other priblems & we are not doctors & do not know your medicalhistory. This is the dosing info from the site:
Baclofen Dosing Information
Usual Adult Dose of Baclofen for Muscle Spasm:
Oral: Initial dose: 5 mg orally 3 times a day for 3 days, then 10 mg orally 3 times a day for 3 days, then 15 mg orally 3 times a day for 3 days, then 20 mg orally 3 times a day.
Maintenance dose: 40-80 mg/day.
80 mg/day doses should be administered in 4 divided doses.
Intrathecal: Test dose: 50 mcg (in a volume of 1 mL) injected into the intrathecal space by barbotage over at least 1 minute. Observe patient for 4-8 hours for a positive response.
Second test dose: If no positive response to first test dose, 75 mcg (in a volume of 1.5 mL) may be administered 24 hours later.
Third test dose: If no positive response to second test dose, 100 mcg (in a volume of 2 mL) may be administered 24 hours later. If no positive response to third test dose, the patient should not be considered for chronic intrathecal therapy.
The test dose that received a positive response should be doubled and given over 24 hours. If the test dose maintained a positive response for > 12 hours, the starting daily dose should be the same as the effective test dose. After 24 hours, the dose may be titrated by 10%-20% increments every day until the desired clinical effect is achieved. Over time, many patients will require gradual dose increases to maintain the desired clinical effect. Patients have been maintained on daily doses of 12-1500 mcg. Most patients require 300-800 mcg/day.
Please talk to your doctor before increasing your meds, & best wishes to you(also note the difference of milligrams & micrograms above)...
The max dose is 80mg a day in divided doses. Taking it once a day is probably not much help because its out of your system so fast. However, do not increase it yourself. Call your doc and tell them you need it increased. Unless the prescription was written that you could take more, you could get in trouble with him, and if you have insurance they won't refill it because its too soon.
- Flexeril Information for Consumers
- Flexeril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flexeril (detailed)
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