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Flexeril
Cyclobenzaprine

Flexeril

Flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine) is a muscle relaxant. Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries.

Cyclobenzaprine comes as a tablet and an extended release capsule to take by mouth. The tablet is usually taken two to four times a day. The extended release capsule is usually taken one or two times a day. Do not take this drug for more than 3 weeks without talking to your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take cyclobenzaprine exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Cyclobenzaprine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • dizziness
  • upset stomach
  • severe skin rash
  • swelling of the face or tongue
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • irregular heart rate
  • chest pain
  • fever
  • seizures

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