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Side effects of cyclobenzaprine( muscle relaxer) - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi my girlfriend took a muscle relaxer (IC CYCLOBENZAPRINE 10MG) and then she drank alcohol, it effected her kind of bad at first, it made her sick a couple of times and i had her drink plenty of water, it made her very sleepy, and she is now asleep. I was wondering if there is anything i can do because i dont want her to go into coma.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here. Let me read what you have typed
User :   Ok thank you
Doctor :   is her breathing pattern normal?
Doctor :   how is her pulse?
User :   yeah it is
User :   pulse seems fine
User :   I made sure she said she felt better before she went to sleep
Doctor :   ok.
User :   she is really tired and was kind of weak
Doctor :   how many tablets did sh econsume?
User :   1
Doctor :   and how much of alcohol, which type did she consume?
User :   a small glass of 15 proof long island ice tea, then two glasses of coke and 45 proof dissarono, then she took her pill and then 4 shots of jager, this was over a few hour time period also except the shots at the end
Doctor :   cyclobenzaprine itself can make a person drowsy. Why did she consume that? what symptoms did she have?
User :   the coke and dissarono was mixed fairly weak not like half and half or anything
Doctor :   ok
User :   the doctor prescribed it to her for her neck
User :   she was very drowsy, and got sick a couple of times, and was shivering a while ago
Doctor :   it should not have been combined with alcohol use.
User :   i made sure she was ok and could move around and no shivering before she went to sleep
Doctor :   but if her general condition is fine, then no need to worry
User :   yeah thats what i thought, but the pill bottle doesnt make a big deal about it, it just says will intensify effect
Doctor :   yes, alcohol does intensifies the effect, so what symptoms she already had could be attributed to be the intensified effects.
Doctor :   monitor her breathing pattern and her pulse
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   if she develops any abnormality
User :   deff
Doctor :   then take her to the ER
User :   ok anything else to watch out for?
Doctor :   try to wake her up after she has slept for 2 hours
Doctor :   if she is aroused easily, then no need to worry
User :   thats what i told her i was going to do
User :   she is keeping water down now too
Doctor :   but if it is difficult to wake her, then she will require medical help.
User :   how difficult? she is hard to wake up anyways
Doctor :   ok, that is a good sign that she is tolerating the water
Doctor :   if you know how difficult it is to wake her, then it will be for you to gauge if it is normal like other days or not
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   nope thats it. thank you again
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye
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