The Flexeril tablet contains a drug called ‘cyclobenzaprine’ that is used for the treatment of muscle spasms. It is a muscle relaxant that is usually given to a person suffering from extreme muscle pain alongside physiotherapy treatment and rest.
How should Flexeril be taken for the best results?
Generally, your pharmacist or doctor will tell you to take medicine on a daily basis for 2 to 3 weeks. Depending upon your recovery process and other physical conditions, the doctor may also change the dose and prescription after some time.
Be very careful while reading the instructions that are given to you for taking the medicine because the correct dosage plays a very important role in your treatment. Take the medicine at the exact time that you are told and be regular about it.
You should store the tablet of flexeril at room temperature and keep it away from moisture and heat.
What are the side effects of flexeril?
Doctors do not recommend flexeril as a safe drug for children who are younger than 15 years and for people who are allergic to it. If your body is not able to accept and process this drug, then it can lead to many health problems and side effects such as:-
- Fast and irregular heartbeat and uneasiness
- Balance problems
- Sudden weakness and completely numb sensation, particularly in one side of the body
- Distorted and slurred speech, dry mouth, nausea
- Frequent headaches, tiredness, and drowsiness for no reason
- Constipation and upset stomach
- Some people may even suffer from chest pain that spreads to the joint shoulder area.
Who should avoid taking flexeril?
The medicine has a strong effect on the body of older adults. It is generally not recommended for them.
Pregnant ladies should consider a doctor before taking this medicine because breastfeeding a child is not considered safe when you are on the treatment of flexeril.
Lastly, people suffering from diseases like thyroid disorder, heart blockage, liver diseases, etc., should tell the doctor about them during the treatment. This is because flexeril can sometimes react with other medications and produce harmful effects in your body. To avoid any complications, be transparent about all the medications that you are on with your doctor.