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
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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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Quite a few people with chronic pain use benzodiazepine medications like Xanax, Valium, Ativan, and Klonopin. These medications lure people with the promise of relaxation; however, once hooked, it is difficult to shake loose from the benzodiazepine barb. Not many people realize the downside of these types of chemicals which include: confusion, distortion, forgetfulness, depression, tolerance, dependency, and rebound anxiety. Over time the barb digs in deep. Alternatives to benzodiazepines should be considered before becoming endlessly hooked.
One primary reason those with chronic pain use benzodiazepines is to treat muscle spasms. Increased tension can lead to increased pain; but, rebound anxiety created by benzodiazepines can also lead to increased pain as the medication effects wear off. Some alternative muscle relaxants might actually be a better solution for painful muscle spasms. One frequently overlooked medication is called Baclofen . This medication is not only useful to...
Full Question: I stumbled across this website and wonder if you can help me understand my situation and perhaps offer guidance. I have been in a number of accidents in which I was struck from behind. Also, I was in a motorcycle wreck where I was thrown from the bike and after rolling, landed face first; resulting in a concussion. Two months after this accident a rehab doc informed me that my tests indicated I had previously received a fracture on the left side of C2. I do not recall ever having chronic or severe headaches until after the first accident. Through the next several years I tried all I think of including seeing a dentist for TMJ. I have not ever been free of significant pain since the first wreck. I have been diagnosed by a neurologist as having a rare type of migraine with aura. My headaches originate in the left occipital ridge area. My aura is diarrhea which comes on in an urgent manner. I have pooped on myself far too often as a result of this. The neurologist says ...
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