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User Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine

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

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Fibromyalgia 40 reviews 20 medications
   
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Muscle Spasm 210 reviews 55 medications
   
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Summary of Cyclobenzaprine reviews 326 reviews 6.7

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Sciatica: "I have been taking this medicine for almost year and half, it has caused me to have tremors uncontrollable, muscle spasms in my shoulders making them rise up, have had mental challenges thinking this could be neuroligical disease. I only took it at night as soon as it wore off all the nerves took off worst then when I wasn't on it. I stopped the medicine and my body took 3 days to go back to normal.. I made appointment with chiropractor 3 weeks later and he could see the difference. The doctors don't always tell you the information you need. I been in 3 car wreaks with in 1 1/2 years and none of the doctors cought what this medicine was doing to me. I was suffering in alot of pain, all I could say is I'm better without Flexeril...."

   
1.0

Bailey1cooper January 16, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed the 10 mg tablet and made me completely useless. I was so groggy and sleepy all I wanted to do was sleep. I had my Dr. reduce to 5 mg. Still groggy, sleepy. I took one last night because my neck was stiff and my back hurting and I hadn't taken one in a while. I slept OK, but had difficulty getting up. Once the initial rush of work was over at 10, all I wanted to do was sleep. I went online to see if there were similar experiences, and it appears that in general, this is what to expect from this narcotic. Mild headaches accompany the sleepiness and lack of focus. So does dry mouth. Now im just waiting for it to wear off so I can be back to normal..."

   
4.0

jram00 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 28, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "This stuff is brutal. Helps me sleep with all of my neck and shoulder stiffness and pain, but I'm exhausted, lethargic, dizzy, off balance, panicked, and confused for 2 days after. I can't take this anymore. I feel like I'm in purgatory when I take this stuff."

   
2.0

Jbir December 20, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have many debilitating conditions and have tried almost everything. My sensitive stomach only tolerates certain meds, such as Tramadol and cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril). I take 5mg early evening, sleep better than I have in years, and wake up the next day feeling better than I did before taking it. It's so nice to finally have some days where I do not wake up in debilitating pain, after a night of tossing and turning! I do not notice any side effects except for constipation, but I have IBS-C anyway so it's nothing new to me. If you have a lot of fibromyalgic or rheumatic pain, this is definitely worth a try. A little pill that does a lot!"

   
9.0

psymommy (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 9, 2016

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Amrix (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Took care of the pain, but made it hard to stay awake!"

   
7.0

Not worth the price! (taken for less than 1 month) December 7, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "This drug is horrible, my doctor recommended I takeone 5mg tablet for 7 days before bed time for neck and trapezious muscle pain, I feel a loss of balance, I feel like I'm going to pass out, at the time is this writing this is 18 hours after I took this drug I can't function at all, I can't work because I feel like the room is spinning and I'm also getting these severe headaches that come off and on during the day, I will not be taking this anymore. I'll stick to my ibuprofen and moderate exercise for my neck and trapezious muscle pain. And PS, if your a coffee drinker or like your sodas those will enhance all these effects even worse, I recommend not having caffeine at ALL!"

   
1.0

Dave77896 December 6, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "I take this on occasion after a rough day (I also deal with mild scoliosis, carpal tunnel, Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis). I had sprained my back recently and was prescribed this medication. I have bad days and then really bad days, but I do not like to take medication unless there is no other sane choice. I took one pill last night about 7pm to ease my pain/stiffness due to a "really bad day"-I am still going in and out of tiredness and it is 10am the next day. I feel tired, groggy-can't concentrate. I do not like this feeling staying with me throughout my work day-it feels like a "time release" and comes on in waves-ONE pill 15 hours ago. I work full time and really need to be on my "game" and...I have to drive to get here! :("

   
5.0

TeresTB December 5, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed this after a bad car wreck. The pain at night was too much to sleep. This worked, but if I take it at 8pm before bed at 10, I'm still groggy and sleepy until noon the next day."

   
9.0

Carwreck2016 (taken for less than 1 month) November 16, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have taken this medication a handful of times but after the last dose have decided to stop use and ask doctor for different medication. I suffer from severe neck, shoulder and lower back pain. The medication does nothing to actually get rid of the pain what it does is knock you out. When I finally did manage to make myself get up the next day I was groggy which did not wear off till close to bed time. I have had the same affect every time using this medication but was smart enough to try it on a weekend. I takes at least 24 hours to feel right again. Not looking for a knock out drug I want something to help with the pain and allow me to function. Definitely not the right drug for me. Diclofenac wil help with muscle relaxing just not pain."

   
2.0

CNA5454 November 13, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed 10mg for back spasms, has increased my flexibility and reduced pain but added dizziness. I wouldn't plan on driving anywhere unless you know exactly how your body will react"

   
6.0

Dan 42 October 28, 2016

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "5 or10mg works for muscle spasms but Dangerous if taken during daytime. Caused uncontrolled drowsiness, deep sleep, difficulty waking up, constipation, blurred vision and sudden unbearable headaches leaving me unable to function. (5 or 10 MG doses were same effects) Lost a new job just 2 months after starting due to not realizing it was this medication's side effects of: blurred vision, migraines & exhaustion. I was unable to keep up with workload and didn't relate it to Flexeril because I had been on it many years ago when I was much younger. I tried to explain to my PCP but some docs just don't listen. I have since stopped flexeril, no more headaches!"

   
5.0

LAEHM October 21, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "Honestly, it didn't noticeably work for my back and pelvic pain at first when i took the recommended 10mg dosage. So instead of taking 10 mg, I took twenty. If you do that, it works enough to make muscle pain tolerable. I wouldn't recommend taking more than 2-2.5 of the 10mg pills unless you want to sleep though. However. You will get the best sleep possible! If you take more than 10mgs, and taking tylenol in between doses. For extreme pain and discomfort."

   
5.0

Pregnant and Miserable (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 18, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "I am so glad I found this website, until just now, I have never heard of Cyclobenzaprine helping anyone; including myself. I'm on Morphine ER 2xs daily, as well as oxycodone hcl 20mg, up to 5xs daily, why do I need this anyways? But I did try it to help with some stiffness, as for an update, I'm still taking Valium as a muscle relaxant. it may not help the pain, but at least you want remember having it !!!!"

   
1.0

jmcrsonjrmd33 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 15, 2016

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Taking Flexerill gets results for pain relief especially when taken with Tramadol, but I have started having severe pain and pressure in the very low abdominal area like a very painful bowel movement. Starts in the middle of the night and lasts for about an hour. I only use once or twice a week and only at bedtime, but now I am thinking this may not be the drug for me."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 12, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have taken 5 10mg at once and got zero from it. I had cancer on my spine (had Spinal surgery ) and my whole back is a scene from the terminator. Lucky to be alive. But flexeral does nothing for muscle spasms"

   
1.0

Tcarrolltmc October 7, 2016

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Just started"

   
3.0

Tttcug October 1, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have nerve damage and muscle pain.I absolutely love this drug. It gets rid of ALL my pain in my back, shoulder, and neck. I take it along with gabepentin."

   
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Godrocks777 September 23, 2016

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For Sciatica: "For my migrains, back spasms, and sciatica, this was a fantastic find. I take as needed, which is weekly. I have sleep problems and it helped with that too. I take an hour before bed, drink plenty of water with it and in the morning. After a shower, I'm alert again. Sometimes, for whatever reason, I do have drowsiness, but maybe that is hormone related or dosage. I suspect it builds up and then my body hangs on to it at times more than others. Water and nap and I'm usually back. A quick walk to get the blood moving. I'm disappointed I can't do more with my lower back problems - therapy, strength training, yoga, etc. Surgery won't work. This drug has made my year so much better. Thinking of a themepark first time in yr"

   
8.0

notadrugfanbut (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 12, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "It worked to get rid of neck pain and muscle spasms , but even with half a dose, I am unable to function the next day. I would be a dangerous driver. I feel like my head is wobbly and could fall off any second. I will not take it again until or unless my neck pain is so bad i don't care if I do anything the next several days. I gave it a 6 because it was effective according to the guideliines, but my first thought was a 3. At least with neck pain I could function."

   
6.0

Rip Van Winkle (taken for less than 1 month) September 4, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "improved my daily quality of function with in the perception of working collaboratively,with other meds"

   
9.0

allysmed September 1, 2016

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "having had pain meds in the hospital were awful following Hip replacement. I was given hydrocodone and they think it was the cause of my BP dropping to 60/40. To avoid those opiots they gave me flexeril and it relieved the most excruciating spasms of my entire operative leg. Not quite sure but that it also is a source of giving me hypotension. If you are going to be comfortable laying down. My recommendation is this."

   
9.0

DeeBear August 28, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have been on this medication for about 10 years, since first getting diagnosed. Initially, they wanted me to take three times/day-I was a zombie. So, the rest of the time, I just have taken to sleep. Not really effective anymore for that."

   
2.0

Maura Z (taken for 10 years or more) August 15, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "Ineffective for deep muscle pain for my Torn rotator cuff "

   
3.0

LoriB31405 August 8, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "It knocks me out for at least 12 hours and the drowsiness lasts days. I am completely unable to function the following 2 days. It messes with my mood as well."

   
3.0

Cryssie83 August 5, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "It knocked me out for 12 hours. Didn't get rid of my pain. Made me feel confused and very irritable. I'm still feeling effects 5 days later (small waves of confusion/anxiety with nausea). I wouldn't recommend it. Rather have someone stand on my hurt back all day than to use this again."

   
1.0

Shabutie July 28, 2016

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