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User Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine

Also known as: Amrix, Fexmid Comfort Pac with Cyclobenzaprine

Cyclobenzaprine has an average rating of 6.1 out of 10 from a total of 527 ratings on Drugs.com. 48% of those users who reviewed Cyclobenzaprine reported a positive effect, while 30% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Fibromyalgia  Off-label 7.8
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Migraine  Off-label 7.5
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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder  Off-label 6.2
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Sciatica   6.1
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Muscle Spasm   5.7
343 reviews 50 medications
Chronic Myofascial Pain  Off-label 4.6
15 reviews 42 medications
Summary of Cyclobenzaprine reviews 6.1 527 reviews

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Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine

Dave · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 20, 2021

For Chronic Myofascial Pain: “My neurologist put me on this for well over a year. Everything was fine until I was faced with idiopathic marrow edema and muscle problems with my pelvic floor. Once I stopped taking it I experienced the worst nerve pain in all my joints and extremities. The pain has been constantly cycling between joint and muscle pain to debilitating head and neck pains. No one knows what to do, I'm suffering.”

2 / 10
Sore · Taken for less than 1 month February 13, 2021

For Muscle Spasm: “Supposed to be a muscle relaxer and it is not very effective.”

1 / 10
Skip · Taken for less than 1 month February 3, 2021

For Sciatica: “I take cyclobenzaprine for a herniated disc after several weeks of PT and laser with no relief. It works well! I take a 10mg tablet each night and it relieves the inflammation, resulting in a positive difference, such as no more horrible pain down my leg. I’m finally improving - I highly recommend this”

10 / 10

Frequently asked questions

Croman · Taken for less than 1 month February 1, 2021

For Muscle Spasm: “I was prescribed cyclobenzipine 10 mg at bedtime for neck spasms. I do not see where it does anything. Before this I was prescribed methocarbanol and it didn’t work for me either. I’m beginning to think that it must be me. I read about cyclobenzipine abuse and I think to myself “why?.” Shouldn’t a drug that’s going to be habit forming make you feel something? I feel absolutely no different than I normally do and my muscle spasm does not relax.”

1 / 10
Kc · Taken for 10 years or more January 20, 2021

For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: “I've been on Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for years for tourette syndrome and TMJ . It's a skeleton muscle relaxer and does the job it says it does but to the degree of how well it works ,depends on the case. In my case my TMJ is stress-induced and also has been induced from motor tics from the tourette syndrome and one of them happened to be clenching my mouth very tight as a child. So advanced TMJ like mine isn't going to be cured from a muscle relaxer. Yes it does make you tired and at night, help ease the pain a little when it starts traveling up into my head and ear and overall makes the face relaxed and droop a bit for some more comfort take with a pain reliever like acetaminophen or I prefer NSAID naproxen.”

5 / 10
Ms Lola B · Taken for less than 1 month January 17, 2021

For Muscle Spasm: “Doesn’t work at all. Can’t sleep. No matter which position, pinch nerve radiates pain down my left side.”

1 / 10
Benjo January 15, 2021

For Sciatica: “I been on cyclobenzaprine for 15 year I will only take the cyclobenzaprine at night for restless leg syndrome”

10 / 10

More FAQ

cj · Taken for less than 1 month January 11, 2021

For Muscle Spasm: “just stared taking 10mg cyclobenzaprine for herniated disc. I took this morning at 10:00am and hope no major side effects. I will update again.”

6 / 10
Scott · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 14, 2020

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: “Been taking this medication (10mg twice a day) along with Meloxicam for neck pain and severely compressed disc in my back (what they call Degenerative Disc Disease). Also taking extra strength Tylenol because the Flexeril and Meloxicam are barely giving me any relief from the pain which persist constantly.”

3 / 10
loli · Taken for less than 1 month November 10, 2020

For Sciatica: “Utterly useless for sciatica. Best drug out there for menstrual cycle. Not sure why. Both are similar in that they can be constant and excruciating. I’m giving it an 8. It’s not the drugs fault it’s prescribed for radiculpathy erroneously.”

8 / 10
Meg · Taken for less than 1 month November 1, 2020

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: “I was apprehensive about taking this after reading the reviews but my experience has been positive. I had jaw surgery 6.5 weeks ago and at about 5 weeks my left condyle slipped off the disc and stayed there (Slipped TMJ disc). I couldn't open my mouth anymore without sharp pain. Swallowing hurt, talking hurt, sometimes even moving my head hurt. It was like this for 6 days before I was able to see my surgeon and get a prescription. The next day after I started Flexeril , the pain improved. The day after, I could chew a little. Today is day four and I'm amazed at how much better my joint feels, I can open comfortably and I'm not in constant pain anymore. The side effects for me have been minimal. Maybe a little more tired, but honestly I hardly notice. My mouth is a bit dry too. The great irony, however, is that I still get jaw spasms. On that count it's been completely ineffective. But they don't bother me too much, I only get a few per day and if I open too wide.”

7 / 10
Lynda · Taken for less than 1 month October 28, 2020

For Sciatica: “Had lower lumbar surgery in 2007. Rods and screws still in me. Doctor said he was sending me a "really strong muscle relaxant and only take it at bedtime." This 10mg pill I took 4 HOURS ago does not work. I'm not sleepy and am still having to crawl up the stairs. I'm about to take the second pill. Had I known he was going to send this, I would have told him to not bother.”

1 / 10
Ang · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 8, 2020

For Migraine: “Cyclobenzaprine is the ONLY medication that gets rid of my migraines... and within 20 minutes. However, please note that I have medium-severe cervical stenosis (surgery by end of year) and spinal stenosis (had a laminectomy and discectomy 2 years ago).”

10 / 10
NT · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 30, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “I was diagnosed with disc bulge & foraminal stenosis w/encroachment on nerve root. As I was in excruciating pain this medicine relaxed my muscles alleviating the piercing of pinching on my spine. 20 milligrams. My primary care doctor also said it works great to help you sleep better at night. As I am an employee of UPS we have great physical demand on our bodies I take 2 before bed and I am able to wake up not feeling groggy ready for work. Under the local 804 TeamCare blue cross blue shield at the pharmacy it .90 for 60 pills. I am grateful for it being a non-narcotic as I am in recovery. The base is not habit forming and it does wonders. Excellent pharmaceutical medication Very very effective”

10 / 10
Kat · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 26, 2020

For Fibromyalgia: “The secret to Cyclobenzaprine working is multiple, rapid dosing. The magic lies in the long, strong half life. I typically start with 20mgs and 30-45 minutes later take another 10mgs. And possibly another 10mgs within an hour after that. I've never needed more than that in a session, or couldn't stay awake to take more anyhow. In only the most severe instance did I do another session about 16 hours later, and it was the initial 20mgs followed by another 10mgs. I find it pairs with ibuprofen or naproxen effectively. I notice a good mood for a few days after using and have experimented with 10mgs as a nightly routine against depression with outstanding results. It can bring down bad trips, and using the pain session dosing works a million times better for my anxiety if I feel an attack coming on, like before dental work appointments, than Valium ever did.”

9 / 10
TT September 25, 2020

For Sciatica: “cyclobenzaprine is the best I’ve had to treat pain due to sciatica and muscle and disk pain”

10 / 10
bamanurse195 · Taken for less than 1 month September 22, 2020

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: “I have had severe lower back pain and back spasms for a few days and was given this Flexeril as well as told to take Advil and Tylenol. Must say it does work best with the Tylenol. Took my spasms away and I was able to catch a break from the pain.”

10 / 10
Ian · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 22, 2020

For Chronic Myofascial Pain: “Honestly, I don’t feel any better after taking cyclobenzaprine. I have chronic widespread tense tight muscles that spasm a lot. Pretty painful and makes sleep super difficult. But this drug has never helped. Doesn’t even make me drowsy or help sleep.”

1 / 10
Yvonne · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 3, 2020

For Chronic Myofascial Pain: “I took this medicine cyclobenzaprine for years for jaw issues and it really helped. It also got me into a deeper sleep which was great. Unfortunately it caused muscle weakness in my arms and hands and had to have carpal tunnel surgery on both hands and surgery for two trigger thumbs and one trigger finger. This is a rare side theft that I have seen posted online but several doctors said they never heard of that. I am doing well now and have retrained muscle in my hands and arms again. When it warns not to take long term there is a reason for that. You can't believe what the doctors say. Get off this medicine now.”

5 / 10
Dyna Dave September 3, 2020

For Fibromyalgia: “With my uncontrollable back spasms, this cyclobenzaprine is a lifesaver. I hate taking meds of any kind, but when I have to these are lifesavers for me”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 25, 2020

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: “taking lasix I get a lot of muscle spasms in my rib cage as a side effect, so my doctor gave me cyclobenzaprine hcl 10 mg to take every 8 hrs and other than a side effect of diarrhea this medicine has been a wonder drug for me”

10 / 10
My aching back · Taken for less than 1 month August 24, 2020

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Sciatica: “I have just had severe sciatica pain in my left side with pain that goes whizzing down the front of my left leg. I was given Flexeril and taking 800 mg Advil. Flexeril works slightly. I can walk well for about 2 hours. After that, it's agony every minute I'm at work. It wears off too fast. Slight short lasting relief won't get me through an 8 hour shift. Doctors don't seem to want to give out the stuff that DOES work. Such as Soma, Norco or Percocet. Torodol maybe. Tramadol maybe. Anyway. Flexeril gives 2 hours of slight relief.”

2 / 10
Tana August 21, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “I have severe shoulder and neck pain and was prescribed cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 3 days ago I went to the Dr where they prescribed it to me my pain level was at a 10 and still is at a 10, I've tried exercises to and nothing, this medication sucks I let my bf try and it made him be a jerk so now I won't take it he won't take it, it's a rip off. Never again and if I knew it was Flexeril I would have said no so I guess it's back to being in pain.”

1 / 10
Miss · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 4, 2020

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Sciatica: “Been Rx for this med Flexeril for years, I may take it once a month when I have a flare up from my chronic pain from Fibromyalgia . I’m also on Norco (hydrocodone) and take flexeral when needed. It takes 2 hours to start working and it knocks me out, I wake up with less pain and actually able to move in the morning before taking my pain medication. On 10mg, I cannot take it during the day, (I did in the beginning and didn’t notice much) but eventually to only at nighttime.”

8 / 10
Thedoctor · Taken for less than 1 month May 22, 2020

For Sciatica: “I have degenerative disc disease (DDD). I have intermittently suffered for ten years. Recently it's been bad and has put me in a wheelchair for several months. About a month ago I visited my PCP and he prescribed Tizanidine and Sulanac. After three days my back felt 100 times better. I was walking and standing up straight for the first time in several months. Unfortunately I also developed an allergy to Tizanidine so I called my Doc and had him prescribe Flexeril as a substitute. Robaxin had never worked so I ruled it out. ”

3 / 10

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