Flexeril is a muscle relaxant prescribed in conjunction with
physical therapy to reduce muscle spasm and pain. It is not a
substitute for rest or therapy recommended by your doctor. Flexeril
is not useful for pain that is not caused by sprains or strained
muscles, though it is sometimes prescribed for the treatment of
chronic muscle pain associated with fibromyalgia.
Flexeril may cause drowsiness or blurred vision. Individuals
taking it are advised to be aware of their reaction to Flexeril and exercise caution when deciding whether they are alert
enough to drive or perform any dangerous task. If you are drowsy or
cannot see clearly, you are advised to wait until the effect has
worn off. Do not use Flexeril in combination with alcohol, narcotic
pain medication, or any other sedatives.
Flexeril 10 mg, brand name Yurelax manufactured by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, comes in multiples of 60 capsules.
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Common Flexeril side effects:
drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, lightheadedness.
Infrequent or rare Flexeril side
effects: bad taste, bloating
or gas, constipation, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, difficulty
speaking, excitement, frequent urination, headache, muscle weakness,
nausea or vomiting, nervousness, numbness or tingling in the
extremities, pounding heartbeat, shaking, stomach or intestinal
cramps, thirst, tiredness, vague feeling of illness or discomfort,
Contact your doctor immediately
if any of the following rare side effects occurs: blurred or double
vision, clumsiness, confusion, decreased coordination, depression,
difficulty urinating, fainting, hepatitis, hives or itching (without
other symptoms of allergic reaction), jaundice (yellow skin or eyes),
low blood pressure, ringing in the ears, strange thoughts or dreams,
unsteadiness, unusual changes in mood or thought, water retention.
Flexeril Overdose: The following symptoms indicate an overdose, get medical help immediately - difficulty breathing, extreme nervousness or
restlessness, flushed skin, hallucination, racing or irregular
heartbeat, seizure, shortness of breath, tiredness (extreme),
unstable temperature, unusual muscle stiffness, vomiting (in
combination with these other symptoms).
Flexeril may not be suitable for all individuals. If you have had
any of the following conditions in the past, or are being treated
for them now, please inform your doctor. In some cases side effects
may be minimized by following your doctor's advice, but you may be
advised not to take Flexeril.
Any previous drug or food additive allergy should be discussed
with your doctor. A previous allergic reaction to Flexeril, or a
reaction while you are taking it, is a contraindication to
further treatment with Flexeril. Get help immediately for
the symptoms of an allergic reaction to Flexeril: change in
color of the face, difficulty breathing, fast breathing, hives
in or around mouth, hives or itching (in combination with these
other symptoms), racing or irregular heartbeat, shortness of
breath, swelling around face or eyes, tight feeling in chest,
Blood vessel disease:
You may be at an increased risk of side effects.
Flexeril may worsen this condition.
Flexeril may worsen this condition.
If you have had a recent heart attack, congestive heart failure,
or an irregular heartbeat, you should not take Flexeril.
Do not take Flexeril.
doctor if you now take any of these medications, or if they are
prescribed to you during treatment with Flexeril. Some of these
medications should not be combined at all, with others your doctor
may adjust your dosage or your medication schedule in order to
prevent side effects. Flexeril is a central nervous system
depressant, and should be used carefully in combination with any
medication or supplement that may cause drowsiness.
Alcohol - Do not use alcohol while you are taking
Antihistamines like diphenhydramine and Tavist may
increase the risk of oversedation.
Antiseizure medication like fosphenytoin, phenytoin, or
carbamazepine may leave you oversedated in combination
Benzodiazepines such as lorazepam, diazepam, triazolam,
temazepam, chlordiazepoxide, alprazolam, clorazepate,
halazepam, estazolam, clonazepam, and others, should be
used cautiously with Flexeril.
Central Nervous System Depressants - Any prescription
medication, over the counter medication, or herbal
supplement that may cause drowsiness. These medications
should be used with caution while taking Flexeril as you
may become oversedated. Consult your doctor to be sure
that your treatment is as safe as possible.
- Risk of additive CNS depression.
blood pressure medication such as guanethidine or
guanfacine may interact with Flexeril.
inhibitors - Flexeril must never be mixed with MAO (monoamine
oxidase) inhibitors, a class of antidepressants and
antisenility drugs, such as selegiline, furazolidone,
phenelzine, isocarboxazid, or tranylcypromine. Never
use Flexeril within 2 weeks of stopping an MAO inhibitor.
A drug interaction in this case could be serious or even
fatal. Patients over 65 years of age should allow a longer wait period between using Flexeril and an MAO, as medications
may stay in their system longer than in other patients.
Narcotic pain medication like Cialis, meperidine,
buprenorphine, propoxyphene, hydromorphone, morphine,
nalbuphine, oxycodone, butorphanol, pentazocine or
hydrocodone may increase the central nervous system
depressant effects of Flexeril.
- Risk of oversedation.
Sedatives like butalbital, phenobarbitol, seconal, or
other barbiturates may cause oversedation in combination
Skeletal muscle relaxants of any other type, such as
carisoprodol or methocarbamol may overly depress the
central nervous system when combined with Flexeril.
medication like zolpidem, zaleplon, or over the counter
sleeping pills may cause oversedation when combined with
Tranquilizers like haloperidol, thioridazine, or
chlorpromazine could cause oversedation when mixed with
Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline,
amoxapine, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin,
imipramine, nortriptyline, protriptyline and
trimipramine, may increase the central nervous system
suppressant effects from either the antidepressant, or
The normal Flexeril dose in adults is one 10 mg capsule three times daily. You should not exceed a total dosage of 60 mg of Flexeril per day.
may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. If you are taking
Flexeril for a muscle injury, it should not generally be taken for
more than 3 weeks, as the injuries should have improved in that
time. If you are taking Flexeril on an ongoing basis for
fibromyalgia, never take it more often, or in larger doses than
prescribed by your doctor. Be cautious about mixing Flexeril with
other medications you may take for your condition. You may want to
consult your doctor about creating a dosage schedule to avoid
combining medications that may increase each other's side effects.
you miss a dose of Flexeril, take it as soon as you remember. If you
do not remember until it is time to take the next dose, skip the
missed dose and resume your regular schedule. Do not take double
doses of Flexeril, as this increases the risk of side effects,
may cause drowsiness, or decrease your alertness. Do not drive or
perform dangerous tasks if you feel sedated. Become familiar with
your reactions to Flexeril to be certain you are fully alert before
engaging in these activities.
your doctor, dentist, or anesthesiologist that you are taking
Flexeril before any kind of surgery or medical test. You may be
asked to avoid Flexeril before the procedure. Flexeril should not be
combined with certain medications given during surgery.
Store Flexeril away from direct
light and heat. Store in a dry location; avoid storing it in the
bathroom, near sinks, or other areas where it may become damp. Do
not use Flexeril after the expiration date.
Keep Flexeril away from children;
both when storing it, and when discarding any unused medication.
Flexeril may cause drowsiness or disorientation. Be cautious if you
plan to drive or operate heavy machinery, avoid these activities if
you find yourself feeling tired or experience slowed reactions.
not been adequately studied in pregnant women. Flexeril is not
recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers.
Flexeril has not been studied
for use in children under the age of 15. Dosage for teenagers must
be determined by their physician.
not been separately studied in older adults. There is no indication
that they react very differently to Flexeril treatment, but they may
be more likely to experience side effects like confusion or
This document is provided for information only. It is not a substitute
for consultation with a physician, either to diagnose symptoms
or prescribe treatment. Any dosages mentioned are general
guidelines only, please follow the directions of your doctor
or exactly when taking Flexeril. We have made
every effort to ensure that this information is accurate,
but only your doctor can say if Flexeril, or a drug combination,
is safe for you. It should not be construed to indicate that
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