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User Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine

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

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Cyclobenzaprine Rating Summary

6.2/10 Average Rating

337 Ratings with 255 User Reviews

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Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine to treat Muscle Spasm

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): "I first tried this for severe lower back spasms. The doc warned me I would feel "hung over" the first few days, which was true. Start with a low dose and ramp up if needed. The first a.m. I shrugged my shoulders and thought "Wow--this is what it's like to be normal!" (I had wrecked my neck in a parachute accident several years before). BONUS: I had been waking up at 1-3 a.m. every morning and was not able to go back to sleep. This med solved that problem. At the same time, I was able to get up in the middle of the night, take care of my toddler, the go back to sleep without a problem. CON: it causes dry mouth which leads to dental problems. Sad. I take it only a few times a year now. (I took it every night for several years)."

   
10

OAM (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 13, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): "So I recently slept wrong and thought I had a stiff neck that it would go away. I was wrong 3 days later it got worst and worst that I couldn't move my head down or to the right or upward. I was prescribe 10mg twice a day but I just took it once a day with naproxen an anti inflammatory. Plus rubbed vicks on the area which my puerto rican mother swears it works wonders lol. Yes it makes u super sleepy but it was a great sleep no complaints. And in 24hrs and 48hrs later. I can do my pt exercises without pain and I feel great about 70% improvement. I still have to continue to stretch and massage the area. This is helping. Everyone responds differently though."

   
9.0

Tinaray (taken for less than 1 month) December 11, 2017

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"My husband takes this for inflammation of the Sciatic nerve, and has helped him a lot"

   
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Prinsesa (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 10, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): "Been on flexeril for the past 4 or 5 years. It works ok for muscle spasms in my lumbar area. I have several badly herniated discs so I'm in pain most of the time. By itself the medication doesn't do that much but my Dr has me take it with gabapentin and Percocet so together they help a lot."

   
6.0

ecarbajal (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 9, 2017

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"No cramping in my legs and feet at night. I can get several hours of restful sleep, finally :)"

   
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Pepper C November 7, 2017

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"My Dr gave me this medication 10 mg to help get rid of muscle spasms in my upper thighs at night , I have been taking one at night no side effects that I can see seems to help muscle spasms was getting them nightly now I get them a few time a year..but I'm afraid of long time use,"

   
9.0

Meg1956 October 28, 2017

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"This medication produces way too many terrible side effects than should be acceptable. I received it in the ER by a doctor I did not know which is good because I would not tolerate a doctor that I did know prescribing such a poor quality medication. Not only is this my opinion but I actually know 3 other people with the same complaints. The irritability is absolutely unbearable which sounds minor but it is indescribable and waking out of sleep gasping for air because you feel like you are having a heart attack. Many other terrible things too! This medication should be given to no one!!!!"

   
1.0

Advise (taken for less than 1 month) September 28, 2017

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Amrix (cyclobenzaprine): "I had a cervical dissection and had C5,6 & C5,7 removed and replaced with bone and other material, titanium bar over thee vertebrae and 6 screws, ground out all the calcium and bone spurs from arthritis. I wanted something I can work on weaker than soma. My Dr prescribed 30 mg. For 14 days I've taken 5 I haven't felt I need to take any more. It's really helped reduce my muscle spasms. I used my insurance and coupon to get the medication."

   
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Dazzle Me (taken for less than 1 month) September 17, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): "I was prescribed this drug for help with muscle spasms resulting from a problem in my neck. The associated pain was extreme and occasionally paralyzing. Combined with naproxen it was effective at reducing the pain and allowing me to sleep. In 6 months I have used precisely twelve 10mg doses out of a prescription of 30. Two initially to help control the spasms with occasional maintenance doses when I felt that a problem was imminent. I will not take this during the day because it promotes sleep and would affect my ability to drive. The only other side effect is a loose stool the following day, but it is mild."

   
8.0

Bob E3 September 16, 2017

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"This medication seemed to work when I first started on 5mg. But now I quickly built a tolerance to it and now I am taking 15mg. Also the downside I see to this is I have a constant sweet tooth, which is not helping my weight"

Lil One 7 September 12, 2017

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"I was prescribed 10mg 3x a day. Was advised to take it at night because it would most likely make me sleep. I took it about 2 hrs after I ate and immediately started feeling groggy. I slept well for about 2 hrs but then woke up with severe stomach pains. After about 2 hrs of walking, drinking water, hot compresses, I started to get diarrhea and then vomiting. I'm so tired but my stomach feels like it keeps cramping over and over and it's super painful. I would not recommend this drug. I would rather have the shoulder pain."

   
1.0

InAgony77 August 5, 2017

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"I was prescribed after having neck fusion for neck and shoulder spasms prescribed over a year ago. I didn't take it but recently started having worsening symptoms that are not managed by alleve and were disrupting my sleep so started taking them. several episodes over the past couple months of indigestion (not common for me). was only taking once a day but have increased to taking 2x so I can get sleep and function. no lethargy but have been having horrible nightmares. also wake up sweating, with extreme fluctuations from cold to hot. have gained 10 lbs in past month and probably 15 in last 2 1/2 months but it is not listed as a side effect???? not sure how much it is helping and looks like I will have to discuss other alternatives with docto"

   
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ginp July 31, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): "Didn't do a thing"

   
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Sierraccarson July 30, 2017

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Amrix (cyclobenzaprine): "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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"medication did not stop muscle spasms"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 11, 2017

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"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."

   
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No nickname (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 10, 2017

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"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."

   
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Anonymous July 9, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): "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): "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."

   
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toomany2choose (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2017

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"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 :)"

   
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Wyzlic June 13, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): "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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"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."

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

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): "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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"Helps somewhat, Better than nothing."

   
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t-bone1953 May 16, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): "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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