Cyclobenzaprine is a medication that is prescribed as a muscle relaxant, for the treatment of muscle pains and discomfort from injuries to the muscles. These include injuries like strains and sprains in any of your muscles. Usually, cyclobenzaprine is prescribed as a part of a physical therapy program. It also works especially well with rest to help ease these pains before they get worse than they already are. Cyclobenzaprine is NOT scheduled by the DEA and FDA approved to be sold with a doctor’s prescription, if you have been prescribed Cyclobenzaprine before, the pharmacies listed offer free TeleHealth prescribing services.
Six things you must know before you buy Cyclobenzaprine® online
Generic Name: Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride
Cyclobenzaprine HCl relieves skeletal muscle spasms of local origin without interfering with muscle function. It is ineffective in muscle spasms due to central nervous system disease. Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride tablets are indicated as an adjunct to rest and physical therapy for relief of muscle spasms associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.
If you take MAO inhibitors do not take Cyclobenzaprine. You may have a life-threatening interaction. Concomitant use of (MAO) inhibitors or within 14 days after their discontinuation can still cause a life-threatening interaction, such as hyperpyretic crisis seizures and death.
You should only take Cyclobenzaprine for short periods (up to two or three weeks). Adequate evidence of effectiveness for more prolonged use is not available.
Before taking Cyclobenzaprine, you must first talk to your doctor if you:
• Have moderate to severe hepatic insufficiency
• A history of urinary retention
• Have angle-closure glaucoma
• Have increased intraocular pressure
• Take anti-cholinergic medication.
• Are in the acute recovery phase of myocardial infarction
• Have arrhythmia, heart block or conduction disturbance, or congestive heart failure
• Have hyperthyroidism
If you drink alcohol and use Cyclobenzaprine it may impair your mental and/or physical abilities required for performance of hazardous tasks, such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle. Cyclobenzaprine may enhance the effects of alcohol, barbiturates, and other CNS depressants.
The side effects of Cyclobenzaprine are drowsiness, dry mouth and dizziness
If you stop taking Cyclobenzaprine abruptly after prolonged use, it may produce nausea, headache, and malaise. These are not indicative of addiction.
Important information on Cyclobenzaprine
You will first have to tell your doctor if you are at least sixty-five years of age. This medication may not be safe to handle muscle pains in older patients. Your doctor may prescribe another muscle pain reliever to you if you are sixty-five or older.
The next point is to tell your doctor if you are taking any prescription drugs or other supplements. This is especially important if you have taken any medications in the past two weeks. You will need to discuss all medications that you might have used to treat depression, colds, allergies, seizures or sleeping disorders. You should also mention if you have taken any MAO inhibitors like phenelzine in the past two weeks.
You can take this medication by mouth. It can be found in a standard or extended-release form. Only your doctor can tell you which option is right for you. The number of pills that you will need each day will vary by each form. A standard Cyclobenzaprine pill can be taken two to four times a day. An extended-release pill that will release its contents over a longer period of time can be taken once or twice a day.
You should keep a watch over how long you are using this medication. It should not be used on a regular basis for more than three weeks at a time. You should talk with your doctor to figure out how long you should take this medication and how long of a break you should take between cycles of treatment on it.
The medication should be taken without any doses overlapping each other. This means that any missed doses should not be taken right before you take the next tablet. However, it will help to take a missed dose as soon as possible if you have forgotten one but remember within a few hours of when you were supposed to take it.
You should watch for how your body responds to Cyclobenzaprine when you take it. You should avoid driving or operating any machinery until you see how you’ll react to the medication. Finally, you should not continue to take Cyclobenzaprine if you experience a skin rash, an unusual heart rate, seizures or swelling around your face. These conditions can be dangerous: stop taking cyclobenzaprine and call your doctor if you experience these side effects.
What are Cyclobenzaprine’s side effects?
If you experience any of the following, or any other side effects not listed, while of after taking Cyclobenzaprine contact your doctor immediately
- Skin rashes or hives
- Any sign of an allergic reaction, especially swelling of the eyes, face, mouth, lips, tongue, or throat
- Chest pain