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Cyclobenzaprine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Cyclobenzaprine

Generic Name : Cyclobenzaprine
Pronunciation : sye kloe ben' za preen
Latest prescription information about Cyclobenzaprine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Cyclobenzaprine

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Why is Cyclobenzaprine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a skeletal muscle relaxant, prescribed for pain and stiffness caused by muscle strains and sprains. It works by blocking nerve impulses.
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When should Cyclobenzaprine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who are taking Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors(MAOIs) or within 14 days after discontinuation, an overactive thyroid, moderate to severe liver problems, certain heart problems and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Cyclobenzaprine?

PO- The recommended dose is one (15 mg) capsule or tablet, once daily.

How should Cyclobenzaprine be taken?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cyclobenzaprine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of overactive thyroid, heart disease, increased eye pressure, difficulty in urinating, liver problems, cerebral palsy, brain or spinal cord disease, stroke, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

It may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

It may cause heat stroke, maintain your body in cool.

What are the side effects of Cyclobenzaprine?

   Most Common : Drowsiness, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, abnormal taste, palpitations, tremor, dry throat, pimples, attention disturbances, sleeplessness, fatigue, constipation and indigestion.
   Body as a Whole : Fainting and uneasiness.
   Heart : Fast heart rate, dilatation of blood vessels and low blood pressure.
   Gastrointestinal : Vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, gastrointestinal pain, thirst, flatulence, swelling of the tongue, abnormal liver function tests and jaundice.
   Hypersensitivity : Itching, facial swelling, hives and rash.
   Musculoskeletal : Local weakness.
   Central Nervous System : Seizures, incoordination, speech disorder, tremors, increased muscle tone, convulsions, muscle twitching, disorientation, depressed mood, abnormal sensations, anxiety, agitation, abnormal thinking and dreaming, hallucinations, excitement and tingling.
   Skin : Increased sweating.
   Special Senses : Loss of taste and ringing in the ear.
   Genitourinary : Urinary frequency and retention.

What are the other precautions for Cyclobenzaprine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Cyclobenzaprine?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
Learn more about Cyclobenzaprine's interaction with Alcohol



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rosy_jatinder, Canada

Take this medication only with food and at bedtime. Drink enough water and specially more water if u feel drowsiness when u wake up next morning.

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