Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine) is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to the brain. It is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions that includes but not limited to such as pain, stressed muscle, soreness, numbness and/or injury.
Indications of Cyclobenzaprine HCl includes but not limited to – relieves skeletal muscle spasm of local origin without interfering with muscle function. It is also indicated as an adjunct to rest and physical therapy for relief of muscle spasm associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.
Improvement is manifested by relief of muscle spasm and its associated signs and symptoms, namely, pain, tenderness, limitation of motion, and restriction in activities of daily living.
FLEXERIL should be used only for short periods (up to two or three weeks) because adequate evidence of effectiveness for more prolonged use is not available and because muscle spasm associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions is generally of short duration and specific therapy for longer periods is not guaranteed.
Stop taking cyclobenzaprine and get emergency help immediately if any of the following effects occur:
Changes in the skin color of the face
fast or irregular breathing
large swellings that look like hives on the face, eyelids, mouth, lips, and/or tongue
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or the area around the eyes
shortness of breath, troubled breathing, tightness in chest, and/or wheezing
skin rash, hives, or itching
10 mg ; 15 mg ; 30 mg ; 5 mg ; 7.5 mg ; 10 mg with analgesic balm