Is Flexeril An Nsaid? Thank You

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Is Flexeril An Nsaid? Thank You

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No, NSAIDS are anti-inflammatory drugs that depress parts of the immune response that are responsible for swelling, fever and pain. Flexeril, on the other hand, is an muscle relaxant that is believed to effect processes in the brain stem involving norepinephrine. Increased norepinephrine release is believed to reduce motor activity in the brain causing more relaxed muscles.