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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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Migraine 26 reviews 81 medications
   
7.2
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder 9 reviews 36 medications
   
6.9
Sciatica 38 reviews 280 medications
   
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Muscle Spasm 224 reviews 55 medications
   
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Chronic Myofascial Pain 5 reviews 42 medications
   
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Summary of Cyclobenzaprine reviews 342 reviews 6.7

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

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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"

   
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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."

   
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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"

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

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

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For Muscle Spasm: "Made me slightly drowsy but did nothing for pain relief for a pulled muscle"

   
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Punkies (taken for less than 1 month) January 29, 2017

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For Migraine: "Taken 1 pill 10mg. Make me sleepy, tired, loss of energy, dry mouth, fatigue, cannot function next morning at work."

   
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Rambito January 26, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "Wow, this medication makes my back pain & spasms go away. The downfall of this medication is the " Knockout Feeling" I took 1 yesterday around 6:30 p.m., at 11:30 this morning I was driving to an appointment and felt detached. The medication works, however being tired, dopey feeling and foggy headed are the negatives for this. It is too bad it makes me so tired. My back on the other hand feels great."

   
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Deacondoodle January 21, 2017

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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...."

   
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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..."

   
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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."

   
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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!"

   
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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!"

   
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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!"

   
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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! :("

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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CNA5454 November 13, 2016

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