Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant that is used to treat aching and stiff muscles caused by injuries. It relieves pain caused by muscle spasms, sprains and strains.
Cylobenzaprine is in the form of a 10mg tablet. It should be taken by mouth with food or water. Usually, it is taken three times a day or you may follow your doctor’s instructions. You should not take more than 60mg of Cyclobenzaprine within 24 hours.
Relate your full medical history to your doctor, especially if you are suffering from allergies, difficulty urinating, glaucoma, heart disease or an overactive thyroid gland. You will be prescribed a dosage that fits your health.
You should never double dose to make up for a missed dose. However, you may take a missed dose if you remember it several hours before your next scheduled dose. If it is almost time for the next dose, just skip the missed dose.
If you are on Cyclobenzaprine, you may experience symptoms such as difficulty urinating, extreme muscle stiffness, itching, palpitations, skin rash and swelling of the face. Talk to your doctor so that he can decide whether you should proceed as usual. During the first few days of your treatment with the drug, you may experience dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, headache, heartburn and stomach upset. Consult your doctor if your symptoms persist or worsen.
Keep Cyclobenzaprine out of reach of children and store the drug between 15 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius.
Some symptoms if an overdose that requires immediate medical help includes difficulty breathing, extreme nervousness or restlessness, extreme tiredness, flushed skin, irregular heartbeat, hallucination, fluctuating body temperature, vomiting and seizures
Do not take the drug if you have just taken MAO inhibitors as the combination can be fatal. Cyclobenzaprine can also aggravate the effects of CNS depressants such as barbiturates and alcohol. It can also cause dizziness and lightheadedness. So, it is best to keep away from potentially hazardous activities.