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User Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine

Also known as: Amrix, Comfort Pac with Cyclobenzaprine, Fexmid, Flexeril

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29 reviews 81 medications
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
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Muscle Spasm
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253 reviews 55 medications
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Summary of Cyclobenzaprine reviews 6.7 383 reviews

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For Muscle Spasm: "My husband takes this for inflammation of the Sciatic nerve, and has helped him a lot"

   
10

Prinsesa (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 10, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Been on flexeril for the past 4 or 5 years. It works ok for muscle spasms in my lumbar area. I have several badly herniated discs so I'm in pain most of the time. By itself the medication doesn't do that much but my Dr has me take it with gabapentin and Percocet so together they help a lot."

   
6.0

ecarbajal (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 9, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "No cramping in my legs and feet at night. I can get several hours of restful sleep, finally :)"

   
10

Pepper C November 7, 2017

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For Sciatica: "After more than a month of sciatica pain and chiropractic treatment I woke one morning and could not get out of bed. Called 911 and was taken to hospital in a wheelchair. Within 30 minutes of taking cyclobenzaprine, I was able to walk out of the hospital. That was 8 years ago. I have not had problems since and have not needed to purchase any more medicine than the initial prescription."

   
10

Denizen (taken for less than 1 month) November 5, 2017

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For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: "It has helped me so much. I wake up with locked jaw and the nightguard doesn't do anything for me. It does make me sleepy, so I usually only take one at night when my jaw starts to hurt. Usually after 3 nights of takings it my pain and the lock jaw goes away for months .. no side effects. My TMJ is horrible this has been the only relief I've had."

   
10

Sophia B November 3, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "My Dr gave me this medication 10 mg to help get rid of muscle spasms in my upper thighs at night , I have been taking one at night no side effects that I can see seems to help muscle spasms was getting them nightly now I get them a few time a year..but I'm afraid of long time use,"

   
9.0

Meg1956 October 28, 2017

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For Migraine: "I tried this before I got prescribed it, it worked so well for my tension headaches. For my tension migraines I do take fioricet, and promethazine for the related nausea from other medicines. Today at my pain management appointment I brought up the good experience and the doctor said it would work wonders as long as I take it only occasionally. She said she fully supports Flexeril for migraines and said that she wants me to try it on prescription and see how much they’ll improve. Since it’s not a long term use type of medication I will only use it when the migraines are crippling and debilitating. I’m happy that I don’t need opiates for my migraines and use them for my chronic pain illness only!"

   
10

Chelseabergstresser October 21, 2017

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For Chronic Myofascial Pain: "I have been on many over the years and found that Soma 350 works best if you take 1-3 (based on your tolerance of course) at bedtime to help your muscles feel like muscles again, as apposed to being rigid and having major spasms. and 1 or 2 as needed through your day. Now for tramadol, it is a small help for people with small pains. Like me starting out when I was 24, now I'm 42 and in oh so much worse pain."

   
4.0

Anonymous October 9, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "This medication produces way too many terrible side effects than should be acceptable. I received it in the ER by a doctor I did not know which is good because I would not tolerate a doctor that I did know prescribing such a poor quality medication. Not only is this my opinion but I actually know 3 other people with the same complaints. The irritability is absolutely unbearable which sounds minor but it is indescribable and waking out of sleep gasping for air because you feel like you are having a heart attack. Many other terrible things too! This medication should be given to no one!!!!"

   
1.0

Advise (taken for less than 1 month) September 28, 2017

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For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: "This medication made my mood severely down and I was only on it for four days. I have depression/anxiety, but my meds for that work well, and the episode came on extremely suddenly, with no warning. Thank God I googled side-effects or I would have kept taking it. I stopped taking it and began feeling better just hours later. Two days after my last dose, I felt completely normal. This seems consistent with its half-life. I never write medication reviews because usually my side-effects are minor, if they exist at all, but I couldn't in good conscience not warn people about this. Be very careful with it, watch your mood level, talk to people if you're feeling super down, get help. My dentist prescribed it for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder while I was waiting on a night guard. I would rather have TMJ."

Reviewer9000 (taken for less than 1 month) September 25, 2017

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For Sciatica: "Ever since falling down the stairs in 2014 my back has never been the same. I get muscle pain in the exact same way and in the exact same spot about three times a year which lasts for 3 months. Chiropractors stretch and pop my back but it just goes back to how it was. I get on the 10 mg dose pill form. I love it. I can walk around and not feel like cursing and crying. I love how it makes me have not much muscle pain after taking it! I think it works so well with my back problems!"

   
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Smalm (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 21, 2017

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Amrix (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I had a cervical dissection and had C5,6 & C5,7 removed and replaced with bone and other material, titanium bar over thee vertebrae and 6 screws, ground out all the calcium and bone spurs from arthritis. I wanted something I can work on weaker than soma. My Dr prescribed 30 mg. For 14 days I've taken 5 I haven't felt I need to take any more. It's really helped reduce my muscle spasms. I used my insurance and coupon to get the medication."

   
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Dazzle Me (taken for less than 1 month) September 17, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed this drug for help with muscle spasms resulting from a problem in my neck. The associated pain was extreme and occasionally paralyzing. Combined with naproxen it was effective at reducing the pain and allowing me to sleep. In 6 months I have used precisely twelve 10mg doses out of a prescription of 30. Two initially to help control the spasms with occasional maintenance doses when I felt that a problem was imminent. I will not take this during the day because it promotes sleep and would affect my ability to drive. The only other side effect is a loose stool the following day, but it is mild."

   
8.0

Bob E3 September 16, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "This medication seemed to work when I first started on 5mg. But now I quickly built a tolerance to it and now I am taking 15mg. Also the downside I see to this is I have a constant sweet tooth, which is not helping my weight"

Lil One 7 September 12, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed 10mg 3x a day. Was advised to take it at night because it would most likely make me sleep. I took it about 2 hrs after I ate and immediately started feeling groggy. I slept well for about 2 hrs but then woke up with severe stomach pains. After about 2 hrs of walking, drinking water, hot compresses, I started to get diarrhea and then vomiting. I'm so tired but my stomach feels like it keeps cramping over and over and it's super painful. I would not recommend this drug. I would rather have the shoulder pain."

   
1.0

InAgony77 August 5, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed after having neck fusion for neck and shoulder spasms prescribed over a year ago. I didn't take it but recently started having worsening symptoms that are not managed by alleve and were disrupting my sleep so started taking them. several episodes over the past couple months of indigestion (not common for me). was only taking once a day but have increased to taking 2x so I can get sleep and function. no lethargy but have been having horrible nightmares. also wake up sweating, with extreme fluctuations from cold to hot. have gained 10 lbs in past month and probably 15 in last 2 1/2 months but it is not listed as a side effect???? not sure how much it is helping and looks like I will have to discuss other alternatives with docto"

   
5.0

ginp July 31, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Didn't do a thing"

   
1.0

Sierraccarson July 30, 2017

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Amrix (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I've used regular short-acting Flexeril (brand & generic) off & on for 20 yrs for my back. After "severely herniating" my L4/L5 disc, my pain mgmt PA (not the doctor) switched me to Amrix. I GAINED 25 POUNDS IN 6 WEEKS. Weight gain stopped w/ drug stopped. I'm a 50yo woman, always slender. Nothing changed except the Rx to Amrix. Well, the Package Insert says Amrix can cause "hyperparathyroidism" and "clinically significant increases and decreases in blood sugar levels." I'm not diabetic, but beware if you are. I do have hypothyroidism already & am on Armour Thyroid. Amrix didn't work nearly as well as generic flexeril. No reason for PA to switch me to Amrix, but drug co trying to get it on United formulary. PA had generous samples/coupons."

HerniatedDisc (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 11, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "medication did not stop muscle spasms"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 11, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "This medication works very well as a Muscle relaxer for my back but I began shaking uncontrollably and can't walk very far before my knees buckle. I'm looking to see which of my medications might be a of this."

   
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No nickname (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 10, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "Was in an accident and have really bad whip lash pain in back, shoulder, and hands. This literally knocked me out and in this situation work superbly, only downside is the sleepiness."

   
9.0

Anonymous July 9, 2017

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For Sciatica: "Absolutely great. I'm 80 - started to paint house."

   
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Slick Willy (taken for less than 1 month) July 8, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Was given Flexeril and Tramadol for post op pain and muscle spasms following hip replacement surgery. Lucky to be alive. Spent 19 days on a ventilator, had a heart attack in the IC unit, awoke from a coma after three weeks, hallucinations like being in Hell, pretty much written off for dead, then slowly and miraculously recovered due to the prayers of unbelievable friends,family, and friends of friends. Hate to say it, but I think we're better off accepting that pain is part of the human condition and we're best off just living with it."

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 8, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I've been prescribed Flexeril a few times when I've severely pulled a muscle. I use it as a muscle relaxant only; to lower the pain of a spasm and be able to stretch the muscle a bit to loosen it. When I was in PT I took it after when my muscles were tight and aching. It worked great for those days I overdid it. It's definitely not a pill to take during the day unless you've become accustomed to it. I can attest to efficacy for short term use up to 2 weeks, but am doubtful about how well it would work long term."

   
8.0

toomany2choose (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2017

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For Chronic Myofascial Pain: "Have a herniated disc in my neck leading to pain in my arm and shoulder blade. I'm not sure why my doctor prescribed this drug for me, probably because she won't prescribe pain meds. I have refilled very few of these ongoing prescriptions because the only time it has any effect at all is when the pain gets so bad I take 2 of these and 4 aspirin. I am surprised to see that this drug is only supposed to be taken for 2 week max. I have not had any side effects at all but taking 1) 10mg tablet has absolutely no effect at all!"

Lee Galen June 21, 2017

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