Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg tablets
What cyclobenzaprine is used for :
Cyclobenzaprine is a prescription drug used short-term to treat muscle spasms. It is usually used along with rest and physical therapy.
It works by helping to relax the muscles.
Do not use cyclobenzaprine :
Avoid use if hypersensitivity to cyclobenzaprine or if you have hyperthyroidism
During the acute recovery phase of myocardial infarction and in patients with irregular heartbeat, heart block or conduction disturbances, or congestive heart failure
Do not use simultaneously or within 14 days of discontinuing antidepressants
Hyperpyretic crisis seizures and deaths have occurred in patients receiving cyclobenzaprine (or similar tricyclic antidepressants) simultaneously with antidepressants
Warnings and precautions :
Use only for short periods, 2-3 weeks
Use caution in urinary retention, narrow-angle glaucoma or intensive outpatient program, or simultaneous use of other anticholinergic drugs
May cause drowsiness/dizziness; do not ingest alcohol or other central nervous system depressants as it may impair ability to operate heavy machinery
May take with food to avoid stomach upset
Serotonin syndrome reported when co-administered with other drugs that increase serotonin (for example selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, tramadol, bupropion, meperidine, verapamil, or anti-depressants [see also Contraindications])
Not effective for treatment of spasticity associated with cerebral/spinal cord disease or for pediatric cerebral palsy
Elderly patients may be more prone to adverse effects and require dose/frequency reduction
Use immediate release with caution in hepatic impairment; avoid extended-release form as it is not recommended with hepatic impairment
Possible Side Effects :
Stop using the product and seek immediate medical attention if you develop throat tightness or swelling of the eyes, face, lips or tongue, feel faint, or have difficulty breathing.
Stop using the product if you develop hives or itching of the face or body.
Other Medicines and Cyclobenzaprine
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.
Severe Interactions of Cyclobenzaprine include:
Minor interactions of Cyclobenzaprine include:
How to use cyclobenzaprine
Adult : 5 mg orally every 8 hours, may increase dose to 7.5-10 mg orally every 8 hours as needed
Geriatric : Immediate-release tablet: 5 mg/day orally initially; dose slowly upward and consider less frequent dosing.
How to Store Cyclobenzaprine
Store at 25°C. A valid prescription should be available upon delivery