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User Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine

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

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Condition Avg. Ratings Reviews Compare
Fibromyalgia
7.6
   
50 reviews 20 medications
Migraine
7.3
   
35 reviews 83 medications
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
6.6
   
14 reviews 36 medications
Sciatica
6.5
   
47 reviews 282 medications
Muscle Spasm
6.0
   
298 reviews 55 medications
Chronic Myofascial Pain
5.5
   
9 reviews 42 medications
Summary of Cyclobenzaprine reviews 6.4 453 reviews

Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine

For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: "This drug was prescribed for TMJ clenching. It took 3 days to begin working. Though it did help with the jaw tightness and clenching, it caused major problems with my heart. It caused an irregular heartbeat and chest pain. I needed to see a cardiologist for an echocardiogram. Luckily it was normal. I will not take this horrible drug again. The heart issues are not discussed but versions serious."

   
2.0

Micah (taken for less than 1 month) June 13, 2019

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I don't understand why so many users are started on 10 mg. I have had low back spasms due to work injury aggravated by ageing (now 67 yrs). I take one 5 mg in evening as need with acetaminophen and am able to get good relief for my problem, only occasional daytime use. I do not take every day, only as needed, seldom more than two or three consecutive days. Sometimes more is not better, lowest effective dosage is the way to go. For those complaining on 10 mg, get a pill splitter & try 5 mg."

   
9.0

TomB (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 6, 2019

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For Muscle Spasm: "It's less effective than a placebo."

   
1.0

Brooklyne (taken for less than 1 month) May 21, 2019

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For Muscle Spasm: "Cyclobenzaprine makes me way too tired"

   
3.0

DJ (taken for less than 1 month) May 1, 2019

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For Migraine: "I think the drug might cause my migraines. I lift weights and cycle and swim. I have back issues so take the drug every once in a while. It stands to reason to me that this drug might disturb things and cause that wave of depolarization that shows up as the aura that leads to the pain. I haven't kept a diary to show more than one instance or association with drug taking and the migraine."

   
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62butYoung2 (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 17, 2019

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For Fibromyalgia: "Took this for less than a week my blood pressure was high and my heart beat was high. I could hear my heart beating through my ear made me nervous and I felt a lot if anxiety. It took me a few days to feel normal once I stopped it"

   
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rac (taken for less than 1 month) March 28, 2019

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For Muscle Spasm: "My neck hurt while in Mexico so I picked up some over the counter cyclobenzaprine to help with pain and sleep. A full day later and I can’t eat, feel groggy, and don’t feel good. Hoping another nights sleep will get it out of my system. I don’t recommend this for me again."

   
3.0

Tyrone (taken for less than 1 month) March 26, 2019

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For Not Listed / Other: "This drug has very little if any effect on me. As does my ambien which i take for sleep both the maxium dose. Only when taken together do I get an effect. Since it does not really help my back regular ibprofen does a better job. So I use it to help my ambien to make me sleep. My doctor is aware. I have told her. So she refills both as needed."

   
1.0

Mark Lilly (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 16, 2019

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Amrix (cyclobenzaprine) for : "Almost died taking this medication. I was amrix for anxiety (off label) I was given something that was very dangerous and without the consideration to risk. I am sure this medication makes people feel good if sleep is needed, I just hope they know they will be too tired and confused to realize the truth. Just getting health back. Sick of dangerous medication."

lie2menomo (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 4, 2019

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For Muscle Spasm: "This is the only muscle relaxant out of the ones I tried that really works for my muscle spasms, and a bonus is it also helps with my anxiety. But the side effects are so annoying and off putting that I can't take it regularly enough to relieve the problem. It makes me VERY dizzy and groggy, even throughout the next day. I constantly feel like I'm gonna fall asleep or lose my balance when I stand up. There is also just a general tired brain fog feeling. If you really need it and are really in pain then it will do the job. But beware of the side effects and don't expect to be very productive the next day unless you force yourself to push through it."

   
6.0

A (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 27, 2019

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For Muscle Spasm: "After a total knee replacement, I suffered severe muscle spasms for six weeks. My surgeon recommended Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride 10mg. Within 24 hours my spasms were totally gone. I took the recommended dosage for five days. No side effects to speak of, however I was finally able to sleep longer than an hour or two. I recommend this drug."

   
8.0

Bugmaster (taken for less than 1 month) February 20, 2019

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I was involved in a rear end collision, experienced extreme neck, shoulder, and arm pain. Ibuprofen 600mg, and 10 mg Flexeril for my neck sprain, then told to stretch the muscles to keep them from locking up. I took my first dose last night, I don't even remember going to sleep, but I didn't have the pain anymore. I woke up today feeling like I have a hangover, dizziness, my mouth was extremely dry. So, I tried to avoid taking the meds this morning for a couple of hours. Now, it is mid day and the pain hasn't stopped so I took another one pill. In my opinion Flexeril is a good pill for relaxing your muscles especially if your going to physical therapy. I don't recommend driving, or do anything while on this medication."

   
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TYK (taken for less than 1 month) January 30, 2019

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For Migraine: "I have dealt with chronic migraines and back pain since my early teens. I've been experiencing some awful muscle/joint pain, tension headaches/migraines, and sciatica for weeks now. I saw my doctor today and she prescribed me Flexiril for the muscle/joint pains. I had a migraine this morning. I took some Excedrin and it made it a little bearable but it was there all day until now... Oh my God the flexiril has worked. I've taken multiple migraine meds, both over the counter and prescription and NOTHING has ever worked this fast. I'm legit amazed at how much better I feel already. She didn't prescribe it for the migraines but I may see if she will. I hate meds usually, but this really works!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) January 30, 2019

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For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: "My doctor prescribed this to me for jaw pain and it worked at first but is now doing nothing. I’ve even taken the max dose and it doesn’t help at all. Going to see if she will prescribe something else."

   
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Sammygirl (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 7, 2019

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For Fibromyalgia: "Using the elimination diagnosis 'protocol' I was determined to have fibromyalgia in 2007. Flexeril, 10mg 3 times per day, has been part of my treatment regardless of the actual pain reliever prescribed since the beginning. My doctor suddenly determines that Flexeril is not safe with my low dosage of pain medication (300 mg Tramadol total per day) and dropped me to 10 mg of Flexeril per day. It is very evident to me that Flexeril contributed significantly to the reduction/elimination of the throbbing nerve pain that the 'opioid' I am taking does not touch. 12 years at 30 mg per day in three 10 mg doses resulted in zero side effects and a better quality of life compared to the current lower dosage."

   
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Angel (taken for 10 years or more) December 29, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I find that this drug has very mild muscle relaxant properties. It helps a bit, but not much for my sciatic pain caused by piriformis syndrome. The problem with this drug is that I am super groggy and tired the next day, and therefore must take long nap and/or force myself to function the next day. This medication puts a big damper into my daily productivity, while the actually pain relief results are minimal. Take with caution or avoid it."

   
4.0

anne hathaway (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 18, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I am trying to come off valium and experiencing some upper body and neck tension when my doc lowered my dose so my pharmacist recommended to ask for a muscle relaxer to help with withdrawals. I took only 1/4 of 10mg the first night it didn’t do much but made me very sleepy. The next two nights I took only .5mg and it seemed to helped with the muscle tension but it made me so sleepy I could sleep for almost 12 hours straight and that was even skipping my nightly Valium dose I only took this medication by itself. It also made my mouth so dry when I woke up I thought I was gonna stop breathing from how dry it felt it’s just wasn’t good. I really like it for the tension relief but not that it makes me so tired and have dry mouth and it did nothing for my anxiety related tremors either. I will probably be asking for something else."

   
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Anonymous December 16, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Sciatica: "I'm on a lot of other scripts, so maybe others may or may not be helping. I'm taking two extra strength tylenol AM & PM with the flex, they usually help pretty good, but still hurts especially when sitting, standing or walking."

   
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SCADAman December 9, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I don't recommend this medication to anyone. It did help with the muscle spasm but the side effects of this pill is ridiculous! I had very bad anxiety, my heart pounding like I was going to have a heart attack with every move I made, shaky hands, numb legs and waking up in the middle of the night with my left arm hurting and pressure on my left side of my chest. You wake up like you have a hangover, groggy, panicky and cranky. Never again. I only took it for 4 days."

   
1.0

cee (taken for less than 1 month) November 29, 2018

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Does not work at all!!"

   
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Rachel (taken for less than 1 month) November 9, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "First day was fine. It could ease the pain but clearly not enough. I take other medications and this one does nothing. I could either take it or not and still feel no difference. Still in pain, thanks doc. DO NOT RECOMMEND"

   
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AriaAquoss (taken for less than 1 month) November 6, 2018

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For Sciatica: "Was given to help with chronic back pain. Only help when pain is not a 10 plus might help you WITH light to moderate pain."

   
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Cookiez40 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 2, 2018

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For Migraine: "I’ve been having terrible cluster migraines since 10-18-18 and I was prescribed cyclobenzaprine 10 mg 10-22-18 and it did not work for me unfortunately. I’m still getting migraines ☹️"

   
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Mel (taken for less than 1 month) October 24, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed flexeril, the generic brand cyclonenzaprine. I take one tablet at night. After taking the medication for about two weeks straight, I have experienced muscle weakness in my right arm. My doctor told me to start taking the medicine as needed. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without it. While taking the medicine, I don’t experience muscle spasms. This medicine works great, it does stop muscle spasms. The side effects can be controlled."

   
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Kimmie October 23, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I feel worse after taking this drug. I took it at bedtime as prescribed. I had a great deal of trouble falling asleep and then staying asleep...had that "drug fog" all night with bizarre dreams. Next day I felt horrible and sickly. Took the rest of the pills to the police station to dispose. Will never take this again."

   
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Suckitup (taken for less than 1 month) October 20, 2018

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