Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxer used to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain, injuries, cramps and stiffness. It works by blocking nerve impulses that are sent to your brain. This medicine is used as a part of a complete program with rest, physical therapy, and other pain measures to achieve ultimate results. Follow the prescription on the label. Cyclobenzaprine is usually taken once daily for two to three weeks. Take at the same time every day. Do not crush, chew or break the capsule swallow it whole.
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) is a muscle relaxant effective in relieving pain from skeletal, muscular injuries that arise from the respective muscle and not the nerve. It acts via intricate mechanisms in the central nervous system, particularly the brainstem, to inhibit pain conduction from the peripheral nerves to the brain.
Cyclobenzaprine Hcl is a drug used in the treatment of muscle pain or injury. It may also be used to treat muscle spasms and, in some cases, it is used off-label in the treatment of fibromyalgia.
The drug works by inhibiting nerve signals to major muscle groups, thereby preventing the body from feeling the sensations of pain or injury from those muscles.
Cyclobenzaprine Hcl is only available by the oral route. It is not recommended in patients who have suffered from congestive heart failure, heart rhythm disorders, or in patients who have experienced a heart attack.
Common side effects with cyclobenzaprine Hcl include a headache, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, and nausea.