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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