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User Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine

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

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Sciatica 39 reviews 282 medications
   
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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"

   
1.0

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."

   
7.0

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."

   
8.0

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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For Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed to take Flexeril 5 mg three times daily but I only took one a day because of school and work, when I did take the medication it helped relax me and I my sleep was the best I've had in a while. Unfortunately I must not of slept all the medication off because I felt the need to keep sleeping. So besides feeling super sleepy this medication did work for me and I give it 7/10 :)"

   
7.0

Wyzlic June 13, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I have severe degenerative disc disease and Flexeril was one of many different medicines my G. P. tried on me, to avoid opioids, when he decided that he would not continue my Rx's given to me properly by an M. D. in pain management. I took only one pill not 2, which knocked me out. 1 did nothing. 2- I could not focus, drive, etc- I was only on Soma, Clonazapam & they are fine without Flexeril; I can concentrate, without sleepiness, just need pain medication and if someone will not prescribe, best of luck- to us all--we the injured & healing, even doing our PT ,yoga daily for me, as it indeed strengthens all muscles, especially involving the spine, are prejudiced against. Thanks FDA. We are the suffering; boo on the government, pharma companies, who will not provide relief that works."

grateful yogi June 10, 2017

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For Migraine: "I get migraines very bad so bad I have to sit in pitch dark room with no sounds and have to try my hardest not to cry. They get so bad I want to literally punch myself to make it go away or focus pain somewhere else. On scale of 1 to 10 they are way above a 10 nothing and I mean nothing was helping. Not Excedrin not Advil not Tylenol. Nothing. These are my miracle medicine. They take my migraines right away. Bout 25 min and gone. I highly highly recommend for ppl who get migraines 3 times a month. As bad as mine. These ARE MAGNIFICENT."

Branchip1112 (taken for less than 1 month) June 10, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was told to take 1 at night it'll make you drowsy. Well it did absolutely nothing for me. Called doc after 3 days of giving it a shot and was told to take 2 at a time for 3 days. The first and second night I was wired, completely hyper couldn't sit still, couldn't sleep. It did make the spasms stop and decrease the pain. Waiting on word of what they will switch me to. Most of the time my spasms are at night."

   
2.0

Truckerzwife (taken for less than 1 month) May 27, 2017

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For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: "I took this when my jaw and face muscles were hurting, and Advil itself was not taking it away completely. I took this with 400MG of Ibuprofen, went to sleep, and woke up and the pain was completely gone. It did give me weird dreams, but it's worth it to me to get rid of the pain finally. It also makes me tired, so I only would take it at night, or when I know I don't have to drive or do anything for the rest of the day."

   
9.0

Thankful that this helped May 26, 2017

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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."

   
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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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