What is Flexeril?
Buy Flexeril Online which is prescribed for the treatment of muscle spasms and musculoskeletal pain. Flexeril is categorized under antidepressant individually as tricyclic antidepressants. The generic name of Flexeril is Cyclobenzaprine which acts on the central nervous system (CNS) as a muscle relaxer. Buy Flexeril online which is marketed under other brand names called Amrix, Fexmid, FusePaq Tabradol.
Use of Flexeril
This medication is prescribed along with rest and therapy to treat muscle spasms because of sprains and strain in the musculoskeletal system or pain in muscle due to injuries. This is effective up to 2-3 weeks during medication. Though it is not approved but sometimes prescribed for the treatment of fibromyalgia.
How does Flexeril works?
Flexeril is an antidepressant that works on the central nervous system in the brain. It slows down neuron impulse in reaching to CNS and reduces pain sensation. During the short-term medication, the therapy provided relieves muscle pain. There is no other effect on muscle and spinal cord.
Dosage of Flexeril
The tablets of Flexeril is available in Immediate release (IR) and Extended-release (ER) formulation. There are tablets available in various strengths which include 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg. The initial dosage is 5mg immediate-release tablet three times a day which can be increased to 10mg according to the response of the body. The extended-release tablets are initiated with 15mg tablet once a day and can be maximized up to 30mg. The medication may increase tolerance after two weeks and become less effective, so it is prescribed for a short period only.
Overdosage of Flexeril
If the medicine has been consumed in more amount than prescribed or overdosed with it anyway, then he/she should immediately consult a physician or call a nearby poison control center to avoid mis happening. There are symptoms of over dosage which include severe drowsiness, slurred speech, mood changes, confusion, seizure, irregular heartbeat, loss of consciousness, fainting, hallucination. It may have harmful effects like serious breathing problems or unsteadiness.
An increase in dosage as recommended or taking other medication along with Flexeril may lead to some side effects which are –
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Abdominal disturbances
Some severe side effects may also occur which include
- Irregular heartbeat
- Mental changes
- Behavioral changes
- Urinating problem
A rare but severe allergic reaction may be observed which include rashes/itching on skin, swelling or puffing of eyes, lips, face, or throat. One should immediately seek medical attention if any of the side effects occur.
- Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors must not be taken along with medication or a few days before starting the medication. It may lead to high fever with a headache or sometimes death also.
- Alcohol or any other beverages containing alcohol must be avoided because alcohol may interact with the medication and cause severe drowsiness, unconsciousness, or slowed down brain activity.
- Flexeril is only prescribed during pregnancy when it is needed, and no other option is there as it may have harmful effects on the fetus.
- The medication belongs to the class of antidepressant. Though there is no clear research and studies which show its effect on the baby, it is well-known that antidepressant is excreted in the breastmilk. And hence, it may have a harmful impact on new-born.