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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

6.1/10 Average Rating

327 Ratings with 245 User Reviews

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Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine to treat Muscle Spasm

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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"

   
5.0

ginp July 31, 2017

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

   
1.0

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."

   
7.0

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."

   
9.0

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."

   
8.0

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 :)"

   
7.0

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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"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."

   
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Kellogs15 (taken for less than 1 month) May 4, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): "Works great and makes for an awesome sleep"

   
9.0

Mickey668886 May 4, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): "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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"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."

   
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wyhv April 6, 2017

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"Took for low back muscle spasm. 10 MG 3 times a day. Was helpful. About 2 hours after taking dose became drowsy."

   
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Chucke April 2, 2017

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine): "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"

   
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ScientistByDay (taken for less than 1 month) March 30, 2017

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"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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"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): "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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"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"

   
2.0

mileskris March 9, 2017

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