Can You Take Cyclobenzaprine With Metoprolol?

Question

Asked by cats411

Can You Take Cyclobenzaprine With Metoprolol?

I am on metoprolol for heart rhythm but I pulled a muscle in my back and got generic felxeril for that. Looking at the description onling, I'm unsure wheather or not to take the muscle relaxer.

Answer

According to a Drug Interpretations checker at Drugs.com these two drugs have a 'moderate interaction' with each other. Specifically they can cause low blood pressure and dizziness.

http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=758-0,1615-0

Be sure to check with your doctor before using these or other drugs together. Be sure to keep your doctor informed of all drugs and other treatments you're using to treat any ailments you have.

This is what Drugs.com reported:

MONITOR: Many psychotherapeutic and CNS-active agents (e.g., anxiolytics, sedatives, hypnotics, antidepressants, antipsychotics, opioids, alcohol, muscle relaxants) exhibit hypotensive effects, especially during initiation of therapy and dose escalation. Coadministration with antihypertensive agents, in particular vasodilators and alpha-blockers, may result in additive effects on blood pressure and orthostasis.

MANAGEMENT: Caution is advised during coadministration of these agents. Close monitoring for development of hypotension is recommended. Patients should be advised to avoid rising abruptly from a sitting or recumbent position and to notify their physician if they experience dizziness, lightheadedness, syncope, orthostasis, or tachycardia.