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What is Flexeril?
Being a muscle relaxant, Flexeril works on the brain and nervous system to relax muscles and treat muscles spasms. However, it is not an effective treatment for cerebral palsy.
The exact working mechanism is not precise, but it is supposed that it works by blocking pain sensations in the brain and nervous system.
- Using Flexeril for treating patients younger than 18 years of age is risky; please consult your doctor before giving it to your child.
- It is one of the highly addictive medicines; therefore, it is advisable to keep track of your medicine and never share your medicine with anyone, especially those with a history of drug abuse or addiction.
- Flexeril is prescribed as an additional treatment with physical therapies to treat pain.
- It is also advisable to take frequent medical tests while using Flexeril; please consult your doctor regarding this.
- Abrupt withdrawal of the medicine can adversely affect your health; you should consult your doctor before leaving Flexeril. Your doctor will gradually decrease your medicine dose to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
- You can buy Flexeril online or offline, provided that you hold an appropriate prescription from a doctor. It is because buying or selling without a proper prescription is strictly prohibited under the law, and authorities may hold you liable for punishment if you do so.
What to know before taking Flexeril?
Flexeril works on the brain and nervous system to treat muscles spasms.
To make treatment effective, and you should take care of all the necessary precautions while taking medicine.
In addition to above all, you need to consider the following things before starting your treatment with Flexeril:
- Please don’t take Flexeril if you are allergic to it or any of its components or similar drugs.
- Taking Flexeril is not safe and effective if you have or ever had the following health disorders:
- Thyroid disorders
- Blockage in the heart
- Heart rhythm disorders
- Congestive heart failure
- Heart attack
- Liver disease
- Enlarged prostate gland
- Difficulty while urinating
- Taking Flexeril is not advisable if you are an alcoholic or drug addict.
- Expecting women and lactating mothers should avoid taking Flexeril; it can harm their children and make them dependent on the medicine.
- You should avoid taking Flexeril if you have taken any MAO inhibitors within 14 days.
- Please consult your physician to learn more about the risks and benefits associated with Flexeril.
How to take Flexeril?
Flexeril is a dangerous and highly addictive medication that can deteriorate your health even more or make you a drug addict if taken inappropriately.
Take your medicine as prescribed by your doctor and follow all the necessary directions and instructions as given on the medicine or prescription label.
We also advise you to tell your doctor if you are not observing any improvement in your health condition.
Flexeril is one of the effective medications used for treating muscles spasms.
However, it is a dangerous medication; therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor for the correct and suitable Flexeril dosage.
Your doctor will examine you thoroughly before prescribing you suitable Flexeril dosages. Doctors generally consider the following factors before prescribing you appropriate medicine dosages:
- Age of the patient
- Weight of the patient
- The medical condition of the patient
The following are the usual Flexeril dosage that your doctor can prescribe you:
Dosage for treating muscles spasm
In the form of oral tablets
- For adults
5 mg to 10 mg of the medicine orally thrice a day
- For children
Using Flexeril for treating patients younger than 18 years of age is risky; please consult your doctor before giving it to your child.
Being a muscles relaxant, Flexeril is an effective treatment for muscle spasms. However, it may cause an overdose if taken in excess.
Observe your health; you may experience the following life-threatening symptoms in the case of Flexeril overdose:
- Drowsiness or dizziness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fast heartbeats
To overcome these fatal overdose symptoms, you should consult your doctor ASAP if an overdose happens. You can also seek emergency medical help by calling the poison helpline at 1-800-222-1222.
What to avoid while using Flexeril?
Alcohol can dangerously interact with Flexeril and cause death; therefore, it is advisable to avoid taking them together.
Flexeril can impair your thought process and cause dizziness or drowsiness. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid driving and performing any other activities that can cause severe injuries or accidents.
Avoid taking herbal products, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements simultaneously with Flexeril. They can dangerously interact with the medicine.
In addition to all other precautions and directions, you should avoid making medical errors and try to be consistent throughout the treatment.
Flexeril side effects
Flexeril is one of the effective medicine for treating muscles spasms, but it can also cause the following side effects:
- Dizziness or drowsiness
- Dry mouth
- Stomach disorders
- Nausea or vomiting
It is obvious to experience these mild side effects after using Flexeril, and you should not worry too much about them unless they are bothering you too much. However, it is necessary to consult your doctor if these mild side effects are unbearable or making your life too complicated.
Please stop taking Flexeril and seek emergency medical assistance ASAP if you experience the following health issues while taking medicine:
- Irregular heartbeats
- Pain or pressure in the chest
- Pain spreading to the jaws and shoulders
- Numbness or weakness only on a particular side of the body
- Slurred speech
- Loss of balance and coordination
- Any other severe allergic reaction to the medicine
What drugs can interact with Flexeril?
Flexeril can dangerously interact with the following medicines and can adversely affect your health and cause death as well:
- Opioid pain medication
- Sleeping pills
- Muscles relaxant
- Antiseizure or anticonvulsant
- Narcotics drugs
- Cold or allergy medication
- Medicine used to treat Parkinson’s disease
- Medicine to treat stomach ulcer, motion sickness, or irritable bowel syndrome
- Medicine to treat overactive bladder
- Asthma medication
- Other over-the-counter medicines
As their interaction can be fatal, it is advisable to take advice from your doctor before starting the treatment if you take these medicines or any other over-the-counter medicine.