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User Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine

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

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "My mom who is 92 and has dementia was prescribed Flexerol along with Tramadol for muscle pain. After 4 days of taking them, she woke up this morning totally confused and hallucinating. She had no idea where she was and in tears. This forgetfulness was not her normal. The doctor prescribed Tramadol to be taken twice a day and the Flexerol 3 times. The 1st day she slept all day and early evening sat with her head in her hand and when I'd ask how she was feeling she looked at me dazed and say great and then her head would drop back into her hand. Next day I reduced the meds to once a day. She was still sleeping a lot, but this morning she was very confused and dazed! She is done with both meds. Dementia and these meds are NOT good!!!"

Shima3 (taken for less than 1 month) May 21, 2017

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For Migraine: "Flexeril relaxes the muscles, which helps relax and calm down and take away a migraine. I take flexeril with fioricet to take mine away. I also have to take a phenergan at first, that's how I know a migraine is starting. These three medications together stops a migraine for me. I just lay down."

   
10

Wheezy0330 May 19, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "Helps somewhat, Better than nothing."

   
4.0

t-bone1953 May 16, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Took two 10mg tabs twice a day and found it to be effective for relieving muscle spasms in my back. When I first started taking it I had wild, vivid dreams and would often wake up at night confused as to where I was. Sleeping with better illumination help a little with this. Things have settled down recently."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 16, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "This seems to work well on my muscle tension when I take 10 mg as needed. But I can't take it as the hangover is terrible and I'm grumpy and tired on it. I am taking Soma for temporary knee spasms after a fall which is much better."

   
3.0

Kellogs15 (taken for less than 1 month) May 4, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Works great and makes for an awesome sleep"

   
9.0

Mickey668886 May 4, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for : "I was prescribed flexeril for migraines and it was the WORST experience of my life. After developing a migraine, I took one 5mg flexeril in the afternoon and, about 6 hours later, one 50mg tramadol and one 100 mg imitrex. I ended up in the ER at 3 o'clock in the morning unable to breathe, barely able to move and in a full blown panic attack. Apparently, flexeril is similar in chemical make up to Elavil - a drug a had a VIOLENT reaction to! - and can cause something called serotonin syndrome (which is what I had) when taken with tramadol. Why didn't my doctor know this?? Why was I never warned that flexeril should NOT be taken with tramadol due to possible dangerous interactions. I'll NEVER take this dangerous drug again."

   
1.0

SickofMigraines (taken for less than 1 month) April 25, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Stay away from this garbage. I was stupid enough to try it for 3 days 10mg before bedtime. All those days I was like zombie. Dry mouth. Crazy dreams. Constant nausea. Stomach stabbing pain. No energy at all. Sleepy during day n crazy at night. I don't know who's writing positive reviews maybe pharma ppl lol. Do your research. Stay away from this drug!"

   
1.0

Artyom April 22, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed Cyclobenzaprine on two occasions, once for a muscle spasm in my neck that was causing nerve irritation in my medial nerve. Recently it was prescribed for a muscle spasm in my cervical spine muscles and shoulder muscles. It had minimal effect. Skelaxin/Metaxalone works better but barely."

   
1.0

wyhv April 6, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I took one pill with one hydrocodone pill Saturday at 1:00pm and I just won't up Sunday at 5:10pm. I feel like I could sleep forever... This pill is not for me! Lol. Calling my doc tomorrow"

FranticPixel April 2, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "Took for low back muscle spasm. 10 MG 3 times a day. Was helpful. About 2 hours after taking dose became drowsy."

   
8.0

Chucke April 2, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I read through some of the reviews here and wow, what doctors are you seeing that prescribe 10 mgs, 3 times a day?! Of course you have side effects lol. That's jumping off the deep end. You always start low and ramp up. Make sure you google medications before just taking them. Doctors can be wrong and are wrong lots of times. My doctor told me 5mg to 10mg a day only at night. I'm on my first day after taking 10 mg last night and feel pretty groggy but I only slept 7 hours (more than I usually get). I took a 5 mg pill at about 10:20 pm last night and was laying down for an hour before I took another 5 mg pill at 11:20 pm. It was about 12:20 am when I last looked at the time. I did wake up with a headache that went away after an hour though"

   
5.0

ScientistByDay (taken for less than 1 month) March 30, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "It does nothing for my muscle spasm"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) March 26, 2017

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For Migraine: "I was plagued with level 10 migraines 4 to 10 times a month...usualIy around 20 hrs. duration was prescribed every kind of migraine cocktail imaginable. Mega doses of 5 different anti-seizure medications, beta blockers, and imitrex self injections and nasal spray. Years using this stuff got me nowhere. A PA in the emergency room prescribed cyclobenz and Motrin for my lower back! It worked and my Migraine and neck throb pain solved....however, the medicine knocks me out like I got hit in the head by a brick...small price to alleviate migraine pain!!! I wonder how safe it is to use this medicine for 10 years straight?"

   
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US VET (taken for 10 years or more) March 23, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "DON'T BASE YOUR PAIN CONTROL DECISIONS ON OTHER PEOPLES REVIEWS AND EXPERIENCES! NOT EVERY MEDICATION WORKS FOR EVERYONE THE SAME WAY! Cyclobenzaprine is generic Flexeril. I've been on it at two different times in my life and off it several years in between. It hasn't helped my musculoskeletal pain, muscle spasms, Charlie horses, arthritis, fibro, nothing. I did tend to get a headache about 45 minutes to an hour after taking it. With the unpredictability of pain and the added pain of the everyday variables of life (work, exercise, physical therapy, weather, a fall, flare up...) even the best pain meds may not give relief for weeks. So I do my best to force myself to try any med for a month, unless I have a negative reaction."

   
1.0

krysbarreira (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 13, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I've tried Flexeril twice in my life, once at least 6 years ago, and the last time was in December. I'd been on Carisoprodol (generic Soma) long term (about 20 years with only about a 9 month break). December 2016 my Pain Management do and practice decided to completely stop writing Carisoprodol/Soma prescriptions for all patients. The excuse was that studies have determined that Carisoprodol/Soma only work to relieve musculoskeletal pain for up to 21 days and then have zero effect on pain. After I picked up my Flexeril, I found out that it is not recommended for long term use either, as a matter of fact, it's recommended to not be used for more than 14 days before it becomes inneffective. But Flexeril didn't even touch me."

   
1.0

krysbarreira (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "was given for back spasms and headaches made my headaches much worse, really didn't do a thing for my spasms, did give me dry mouth after taking 3 pills daily for 4 days I stopped on my own why bother, enough"

   
2.0

mileskris March 9, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "Just curious of the age of the people who say "it works great" and knocks you out" I was prescribed this medication for Extreme lower back pain. I am 26. And it does absolutely nothing for me. Almost like taking a placebo. I am happy for the people it works for. But for me. It is awful. Wish it would help."

   
1.0

Tired of thr pain! (taken for less than 1 month) March 5, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Did nothing for my back spasm/ pain might as well have taken a placebo"

   
1.0

Denis D. March 4, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "I feel better today than I did yesterday that's for sure. I still have pain but now can move certain ways without it hurting so badly! I took it close to 10pm and didn't fall asleep till like 11:30pm and woke up for work at 7am I felt dizzy and foggy minded and excessively tired till about 10am. I definitely could not stop yawning while at work. I hope it's not the same for tomorrow because tonight I took it close to 8pm so I'm hoping I'll be ok."

   
7.0

Joanna621 March 2, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribe this med. for neck pain and muscle spasms. I don’t use it that often; and only for a few days, but, when I need to reduce neck pain immediately, it is awesome. It can make you feel disconnected if your dose is too high. I split my 10 mg tablet into quarters and that will do the trick.I will take before bed if the pain is so extreme that nothing else will work. Within 30 min, I am sleeping and have absolutely no pain throughout the night and next day. Experiment with the dosage, I am over 200 pounds and 2.5 mg is plenty for me. It is very powerful, 10 mg will put me out for 15 hours and the residual effects at this high dose is not good. Lower the dose, and you will see that this is a miracle drug."

   
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Anonymous February 16, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "Important to know that all generics are not alike.Walgreens would get my cyclobenzaprine from CAMBRA.They just stopped making it.Now Walgreen's gets it from a company in Mumbai India called CIPLA.I found them useless.Went on line and read all the poor patient reviews on many meds made by CIPLA.Now I will transfer my prescription to CVS and get their suppliers generic.No more brand name FLEXERIL anymore in the U.S. Do your research folks.Good luck."

   
8.0

EA Florida (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 12, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "It is unbelievable what a person has to go through to get pain relief. Physicians don't seem to distinguish between real and fake in spite of a patient with no history of narcotic or opiod use. I was going into two weeks of an RA flair and in between rheumatologists. Barely able to walk or use my hands that were red and swollen like sausages and unable to speak without crying, I attempted my best to explain to my doc I was having an RA flair. He prescribed Lyrica. I went to an ortho surgeon asked for cortisone hand injections. Nope. Went to podiatrist asked for cortisone injections so I could walk. He gave me one, going back in 3 days for other foot. Ended up taking 3 generic 10 mg Flexeril. Went to bed, slept all nite, woke up pain free."

   
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LAD:-) February 9, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "Was prescribed this for musle spasm in shoulder and back. Took for 11 days 10 mg at night slept well. I was out cold and hard to wake up in the morning. On the 10th night woke up from strange dream and in a panicked state stricking out at my huband. I took it the next night woke up again freaking out and hit and kicking. So I grabbed the pill bottle off the night stand and looked up the side effects and unusual dreams was listed. I stopped taking it and three night later I'm still hallucinating and seeing shadows move in the dark, yes hallucinating is also aside effect. I think I'll stick with ibuprofen."

   
3.0

Little woman (taken for less than 1 month) February 4, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Ok so I have Fibromyalgia, DJD, Reynauds Syndrome, bulging and herniated disks, possible Lupus(awaiting further testing). This treats mild muscle spasms and muscle pain without making you sleepy or groggy. When in severe muscular pain I have to use Soma 350 mg instead."

   
5.0

Unicornicopia (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 30, 2017

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