Skip to Content

User Reviews for Flexeril

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.

Learn more about Flexeril.

Filter by:

User Ratings

10
   
14%(19)
9
   
19%(25)
8
   
18%(24)
7
   
8%(11)
6
   
6%(7)
5
   
10%(13)
4
   
6%(8)
3
   
4%(5)
2
   
5%(6)
1
   
15%(20)

Flexeril Rating Summary

6.3/10 Average Rating

138 Ratings with 94 User Reviews

What next?Compare all 47 medications used in the treatment of Muscle Spasm.

Reviews for Flexeril to treat Muscle Spasm

Sort by:

"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

6 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Did nothing for my back spasm/ pain might as well have taken a placebo"

   
1.0

Denis D. March 4, 2017

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"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."

   
10

LAD:-) February 9, 2017

14 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"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

6 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"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

25 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"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

16 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Just started"

   
3.0

Tttcug October 1, 2016

3 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"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

21 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Very helpful for spasms of lower back. A little occ. dizziness the only side affect plus some drowsiness early in the course of treatment."

   
9.0

rubylogan56 (taken for less than 1 month) May 31, 2016

40 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Have had a Diabetic Frozen Shoulder/Diabetic Complication - Adhesive Capulitus for about 8 or so months. Have been on Norco 7%u2019s for a while, but Flexeril seems to work better for me right now , NOTHING helps Frozen Shoulder. %u2026 FYI, do NOT do any Physical Therapy in the initial or %u201Cpainful%u201D stage, I made that mistake and made it worse. My Orthopedic specialist even told me the same thing at our initial visit last week. Wish I would have seen him first. My GP put me in Physical Therapy and wondered why I got a lot worse. Admittedly, doctors have no idea how to treat a Frozen Shoulder, especially in Diabetics as the scar tissue is much more dense. They suggest surgery on most websites online.. on something they know nothing about? No thanks"

   
7.0

S. Sea May 8, 2016

11 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"This drug is OK for short term but long term after second car accident severe stomach pain. I would take it and stomach would start making noise. Horrible nausea follow, researched and found it is cheapest muscle relaxers. My opinion there is bad stuff in those things, currently taking Soma and no side effects even when taken for same time frame: taken longer too."

   
4.0

Mr2NotAtFaults (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 30, 2016

18 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"I was prescribed flexeril 10 mg twice a day as needed after experiencing lower back pain resulting from epidurals (I did not take this while I was pregnant or nursing). My discs would slip out of place and pinch the nerve(s) in my back causing me great pain. I would get adjusted to get the bone alignment right, but the swelling and pain was still there. Flexeril worked great for me. It is great to take at night; it helps you sleep. But, I have also taken it during the day if the pain was bad enough. I will drink a 5 hour energy or something equivalent to help me stay awake and function at work. I definitely wouldn't take this if I were driving. This medication in combination with an 800 mg Ibuprofen is wonderful."

   
10

Georgia's thoughts April 28, 2016

48 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Work pretty good speaking as my back, shoulders, & neck spasm ever since my accident. Takes most of the pain away if not all of it."

   
7.0

HisWorld:) (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 27, 2016

41 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Perfect!"

   
10

x6xSLAYERx6x (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 27, 2016

15 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Worthless! Dont waste your money."

   
1.0

Jsef April 21, 2016

25 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"I had right shoulder ,arm, and neck pain for 2 weeks - I had taken norco at night so I could sleep but the pain was to much and I had no relief. my orthopedic doc prescribed flexerol 5 mg I took one at dinner but 3 hrs in still no relief - took a pain med (oxy) fell asleep a while later- next morning I woke up and no pain- first time in two weeks! Since the pain meds had no affect I know the flexerol did its job. I felt a little " hungover" but ok- next night I took it alone and I had no side affects the next day-"

   
10

Flowerdiva (taken for less than 1 month) April 19, 2016

38 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Worthless, night sweats. No relief at all."

   
1.0

Kaye's February 29, 2016

18 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Took two ten mg tablets then tried to sleep. Couldn't sleep because of legs and upper back spasming the same or worse and then . Fell asleep three times for thirty minutes to an hour each time only to wake up because of spasming and then discovering I had pooed myself a little each time. It gave me horrible diarrhea. I would rather be knocked out with a few firm punches to the face than to try this stuff again. I'm fairly certain it not only didn't help, but it made everything worse."

   
1.0

AlaskanLady February 29, 2016

28 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"I had a breast augmentation and was required to take 10mg 3x day for the first few days after surgery. Never felt any pain. On my bottle it warns of extreme drowsiness- don't know why this is such a shock to some. I ended up only taking 6 total and have some left over. It's been 3 years since my surgery but I'm so glad I have some on hand, as I threw out my shoulder. Yes, it will either knock you out, or keep you up. You'll feel hungover either way. But it does what it's supposed to do; if you're in enough pain, it's worth the relief."

   
9.0

Beachy9212 (taken for less than 1 month) January 28, 2016

47 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Works well "

   
10

I don't have one November 8, 2015

22 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Don't take this. Dont even think about it. Play around with tylenol and advil. This medicine's side effects to me: shortness of breath, fatigue stomach pains-sharp pains, unable to sleep. I am drinking as much water as I can to take it out my system but on the verge of an Emergency room visit. Have in mind this is my fist time. Sunday evening. 1 10 mg pill. That was all it took. Be careful. Extremely careful"

   
1.0

Jon22 October 27, 2015

60 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Got this prescribed after a week of constant back pain (twisted my back). 10mg 3X daily. Took one when I got home from the pharmacy (about 12p) and proceeded to be out for about 16 hours. 5 days later I am still having sleeping issues, both getting to sleep and waking up at a reasonable time. When I took the one pill, the back pain was gone, but I can't afford to be sleeping excessively. I'll keep it on hand for when pains are keeping me awake and I can afford to get 16+ hours of sleep, but not recommended if you have to function on a daily routine."

   
7.0

Jen0714 October 25, 2015

62 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"made me very restless and jittery could not sleep"

   
1.0

mistabeck October 21, 2015

37 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"I went to my doctor because I knew I pulled a back muscle. I tend to have issues anyways with the piraformus muscle and that aggravates the sciatica. Lower back pain and gluts tend to be an issue with me. I was getting moderate painful back spasms that felt like random poking with a sharp nail. He prescribed 10mg three times a day for 10 days. After the second day of following the instructions, I was sleeping 14 hours a day. I was a zombie, I couldn't function, and I felt depressed. Why I still rate it at an 8/10 is because it did what it was supposed to. I stopped and only take it once at night around bedtime. If you're skeptical at first taking the med, make sure you have the next day off. Don't drive on this."

   
8.0

Acidxnation October 20, 2015

60 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate

"Have had lower back pain from an injury 5 years ago picking up an incredibly heavy cabinet full of books. Yeah I know super intelligent! Have tried Xanax, ib protein 800 and Advil and nothing takes the pain away like flexeril 10mg consistantly right before bed! Wonder drug for me! Best part of all its non addicting. Doctor said its a torn muscle on the left side of my spine, also shot me up with a cortisone shot that hurt like hell for days! I have been on it for a week and it's night and day for me, hope it keeps doing what it's doing. Good luck to everyone!"

   
10

David Bravado (taken for less than 1 month) August 14, 2015

72 users found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes No
Report as inappropriate
Page 1 2 3 4 Next
Hide