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What are the side effects of Flexeril?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: took 15mg of flexril because my muscle spasams wont stop just wondering if this is a dangerous dose?
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Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
avoid if on MAO inhibitors

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX ..
Welcome to healthcare magic.
Flexeril contains cyclobenzaprine which is a muscle spasm and pain relief drug.
It is taken 5mg thrice a day so 15 mg in a day is not a risky dose.
In some patients it may cause irregularities of heart rate, dizziness, confusion and urinary retention.
The drug is a prescription drug and should not be taken by patients who are on MAO inhibitors or have recently discontinued within 14 days period.
I hope the advise will be helpful for you.
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What are the side effects of Flexeril?

Brief Answer: avoid if on MAO inhibitors Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX .. Welcome to healthcare magic. Flexeril contains cyclobenzaprine which is a muscle spasm and pain relief drug. It is taken 5mg thrice a day so 15 mg in a day is not a risky dose. In some patients it may cause irregularities of heart rate, dizziness, confusion and urinary retention. The drug is a prescription drug and should not be taken by patients who are on MAO inhibitors or have recently discontinued within 14 days period. I hope the advise will be helpful for you.