Does Cyclobenzaprine Contains Benzos?


Asked by jenny

Does Cyclobenzaprine Contains Benzos?


No, cyclobenzaprine is a 'prine' not a 'pine' (benzodiazepine)...

Benzodiazepines effect the neurotransmitter GABA (the 'feel good' neurotransmitter). Besides their anti-anxiety properties 'benzo's' do have muscle relaxant properties but cyclobenzaprine or Flexeril works very differently by increasing the release of norepinephrine, probably in the brain stem...

Don't let the similar ending to their names fool you...they are very different drugs.

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