Generic Name: CYCLOBENZAPRINE - ORAL Pronounced: (sye-klo-BENZ-uh-preen) Flexeril Oral Precautions
Before taking cyclobenzaprine, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This
product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or
other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
heart problems (such as irregular heartbeat, heart block,
heart failure, recent heart attack)
difficulty urinating (such as due to an enlarged
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use
machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you
can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
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There are a variety of choices when it comes to birth control . One type of birth control is the use of hormonal contraception or "the Pill." You take the Pill orally, and when used correctly, it is up to 99.9% effective in preventing a pregnancy. The Pill (the patch and the vaginal ring) contain varying amounts of estrogen and progestin, which inhibit the normal cycles of hormones a woman has. This results in the egg not releasing from the ovary. Additionally, your cervical mucus will change, making it less optimal for the sperm to reach the egg. Hormonal contraception also can make the lining of the womb less hospitable to a fertilized egg implantation. A recent addition to oral contraception is the birth control pill, Seasonale , an extended-cycle pill. You take a hormone-containing pill daily for 12 weeks, and then take one week of inactive pills, allowing for a 7 day period. If you use Seasonale, you will menstruate four times d...
Recently, I received an email from a man who described his wife's frustration at her weight gain. She had worked very hard at losing weight a few years earlier but had gained it back and more after her physician put her on antidepressant medication for her fibromyalgia. What caused their distress was the doctor's attitude toward her obesity. According to the husband, the doctor saw her as just one more "fat patient" in his office and had neither the time nor the patience to help her regain her formerly thin body. When the woman complained that the medication made her hungry all the time, the doctor responded by saying she ought to exert more self-discipline.
Anyone who is obese has a right to be disturbed and angry when the doctor sees only a "fat patient" instead of someone who needs understanding and help in dealing with the reasons behind the overeating.
Unfortunately, the time to uncover the causes for the obesity and support weight- loss efforts is...
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