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User Reviews for Flexeril

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Muscle Spasm   6.1
140 reviews 50 medications
Sciatica   5.6
29 reviews 281 medications

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Reviews for Flexeril

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

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
Meg · Taken for less than 1 month November 1, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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
K · Taken for less than 1 month February 26, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “I took this briefly for pelvic pain and muscle spasm. I would never wish to scare anyone with side effect horror stories, but I strongly urge anyone taking this drug to pay attention to how they feel emotionally while on it. After just a few days of taking this drug, I felt highly irritable and was in the darkest of places in my mind. I was taking Tramadol at the same time so I thought maybe it was a combination of the two. I stopped the tramadol for several days and just took the flexeril, but I still felt unmotivated, depressed, and angry. I decided it was not worth it even if it offered physical relief. My advice is always do your research before starting a new medication. Many doctors don’t discuss these side effects with patients and depending on what you’re taking, you may unwittingly be on a dangerous combination of drugs that can affect you not just physically, but emotionally as well.”

1 / 10

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Randomperson · Taken for less than 1 month February 18, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “I was prescribed 10mg Flexeril last week as couldn’t turn my head right or left. I also have flaring bursitis. Was told to use this for night time to help me sleep. It did nothing at all. I had to take another one a few hours later. Same thing the next night. Didn’t take out for 2 nights, then took one: didn’t notice anything at all. Today I noticed I’m extra cranky and irritated- it was extremely hard to focus on a task and get things done. Nothing got accomplished today and not I won’t sleep. Do not recommend.”

1 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month February 8, 2020

For Sciatica: “Doesn’t work for me at all!”

1 / 10
Gigi · Taken for less than 1 month January 31, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “I am so glad I found this article of comments online about Flexeril. I was wondering if the pain from the back muscle spasms was causing me to be so agitated and short tempered until I read another comment about a woman whose mood became very nasty and mean tempered when she was on Flexeril. I’m usually very easy-going but have been an intense pain since Monday when I’ve bent over and pulled a muscle. I’ve had this occur several years ago and was able at that time to go to my primary doctor and get a shot for inflammation and some info on exercises. These helped tremendously and eventually I got back to normal. However this time My doctor was out of town and I couldn’t get anyone to get me in for an appointment so I called for a refill on my Flexeril and every since I’ve been taking it three days I have noticed I am so agitated and quick tempered with my pets I have in my home ? after reading all this I will probably wean myself off...”

5 / 10
Wishing for relief · Taken for less than 1 month January 16, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “This medicine sucks. I took it before bedtime as I was prescribed, and didn't really notice any effects. After two or three days like that, I began taking the medicine at about 7 pm so that I could be awake to notice if the medication worked or not. At 11 pm, I still felt nothing. I didn't feel any relief from my muscles nor was I the least bit drowsy. I told my doctor my concerns about it not working and her response was "It works longterm. You'll see the results after two weeks of taking the medicine." Well, two weeks have come and I still feel the same. I'm still sore, tense and in pain.”

1 / 10
Hurtsbad · Taken for less than 1 month January 13, 2020

For Sciatica: “Can not walk. Hurts very bad. Day ,4 not much change”

3 / 10
Chloe · Taken for less than 1 month December 31, 2019

For Sciatica: “I wish I could give Flexeril a rating of zero. I was diagnosed with sciatica 2 weeks ago and was given this medication. I do my physical therapy/stretching each day, but I feel like taking this medicine is useless. It doesn't relax my muscles at all. My pain was at a 9 two weeks ago, but now it's at a 12 after all the daily stretching. I'm in agonizing pain when I sit, walk, move, and Flexeril hasn't helped me at all. I'm glad it works for some people, but for me it works less than ibuprofen.”

1 / 10
psfrankj · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 18, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “I had severe bilateral sacral pain, had a caudal epidural with no effect. I began flexeril 10 mg prior to the epidural which improved my condition. After the epidural I stopped flexeril and the pain came back big time. I resumed flexeril which kicked in two days later. I take it 2x daily and meloxicam 15mg once daily. I am scheduled for another epidural on 2 January but will cancel if flexeril keeps working.”

8 / 10
Rita December 8, 2019

“It's amazing to me that so many people feel this is a strong medication. I took 10mg Flexeril for carpel tunnel a few years ago, and felt absolutely nothing. No lethargy, no sleepiness, no relief of symptoms. I also tried Soma which didn't help either. My doctor finally switched me to a real, well known, tried and true muscle relaxant- diazepam (valium) 10 mg, which would knock most folks out. But not me, and I'm of average weight for my height. The valium helped some, symptoms improved a bit with rest, but still not a whole lot. So after 2 months of trying meds and hand therapy, hot wax treatments and rest... My doc and I decided I needed to have the carpel tunnel surgery to get some relief. That's what helped the most.”

1 / 10
pink lemonade · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 30, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “Flexeril does not seem to have any type of effects on my fibromyalgia. I take 2 of these 10mg and still do not feel anything. I would like stronger medication but since the opioid crackdown its impossible for me to get anything stronger than this”

6 / 10
indigogirl · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 15, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “This medication is bad. I was put on it for knee pain. Caused me extreme constipation, and headache. I was taking 20mg once per day. I am not using it anymore. Since the crackdown on hydrocodone (which I used to have prescribed to me). My Dr. prescribed this drug. Never again will I use this medication. Check the side effects before getting it from your pharmacy. Caused me too much stomach issues both digestive, etc. I am 58 years old.”

1 / 10
Hood · Taken for less than 1 month August 18, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “Did nothing to relieve pain of a pulled muscle, may have helped me fall asleep. Maybe.”

4 / 10
hicksy98 · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 9, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “Works good with tylenol.”

5 / 10
OkayGift · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 22, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “I have severe back spasms in my lower and mid back sections. This medication works, however I feel like a complete zombie when I wake up, I'm super tired for another day or two after a 15 milligram dose. Dry mouth is a huge factor for me, but staying hydrated is a great way to keep dry mouth at bay.”

7 / 10
Linda · Taken for less than 1 month July 17, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “I was ok on a Monday and could hardly get out of bed due to pain on Tuesday. I was somewhat shocked. Three days later I went to Urgent Care and was prescribed Flexeril.It has been a life saver. I am shocked it has helped my arthritis in my knee. I can finally sleep.”

10 / 10
Ladyscorpion72 · Taken for less than 1 month July 11, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “I've been having bad headaches thought to be from a spasming muscle and pinched nerve in my neck. ER Doc gave me this to see if it helps. It took 7 hours before I felt any effect at all and then I ended up having a bad reaction to it. Gave me heart palpitations and restless legs. I also think it made me stop breathing for a few seconds at a time. I was lying there trying to sleep (because this stuff knocked me for a loop), but I couldn't because I kept feeling like I couldn't breathe. But I was too out of it to understand why. I only knew that my breath would stop for a few seconds and then I'd come fully awake gasping for breath. Luckily, when the medication wore off a few hours later, all these effects went with it, but I won't be taking it again.”

1 / 10
Speced July 6, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “Woke up totally drowsy. Too strong for me. I will not be taking it again. Called pharmacy and they said it hits some people this hard. Others can handle it. It takes up to 20 hrs to leave your system. Drowsiness May go on a second day. Sleep it off. Don’t drive !”

1 / 10
Bambi June 27, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “This medication is great short term or for a one off just to release muscle tension, but make sure you don't take it with any other medications for pain like opioids, anti-depressant/anxiety, even natural medications, OR hayfever meds. If you take something else, make sure it's out of your system before taking Flexeril with it or other meds with Flexeril. I never really felt drowsy or depressed with flexeril alone, but I started on a very healthy diet + herbal medication for ovulation and there was a huge difference. The leaflet says there is no interaction with Melatonin but that is in my ovulation meds and I do believe it makes you more drowsy. That it its interacting with my cleaner system. Now I'll only take this as a one off but not with other meds or herbals. My neck/shoulder pain is stress related which also links in with diet, so I'm going to work on that first and use Flexeril as a last resort. Could be a dangerous medicine if not taken with caution.”

7 / 10
TomB · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 6, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “I don't understand why so many users are started on 10 mg. I have had low back spasms due to work injury aggravated by ageing (now 67 yrs). I take one 5 mg in evening as need with acetaminophen and am able to get good relief for my problem, only occasional daytime use. I do not take every day, only as needed, seldom more than two or three consecutive days. Sometimes more is not better, lowest effective dosage is the way to go. For those complaining on 10 mg, get a pill splitter & try 5 mg.”

9 / 10

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