Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine) is a muscle relaxer that relieves pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. It has also been used off-label for fibromyalgia treatment.
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This medication begins working within 20-30 minutes after it is ingested.
Flexeril works by increasing the release of the chemical norepinephrine from central nervous structures in the brain. Cyclobenzaprine acting on the central nervous system, blocking nerve impulses that are sent from sore muscles to your brain.
The regular pills dosage is 2-4 times a day, while the extended release capsule is generally taken 1-2 times a day. The usual starting dose, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration, is 5 mg three times a day. The maximum recommended dose is 10 mg three times a day.
Robaxin (Methocarbamol) is a prescription pills. It used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries.
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You may start feeling better soon (about half an hour) after start taking this drug.
The exact mechanism of how Robaxin works is not known. Methocarbamol is presumed to work by depressing the central nervous system, leading to relaxation of muscles. It works by slowing activity in the nervous system to allow the body to relax.
Take Robaxin exactly as prescribed by your doctor, usually 3 to 4 times a day. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
I have degenerative disc disease and this medication helps. It does not make me drowsy like some other muscle relaxers. It isn't quite as dramatic in it's effect but the alternative is worse; like taking Flexeril and having to sleep! Skelaxin works about the same if not a little better but is really expensive so I am glad this much less expensive alternate works for me. This medication allows me to function and receive some moderate relief.
Prescribed Cyclobenzaprine 10mg for a short trial period to assist with relaxing undetermined back muscular pain. I would take it in the evening, and Cyclobenzaprine did help me relax, but did little for the pain. Weird though... every single instance, I would get a good night of sleep, but just be bitchy/moody/on edge the entire next day.
I've had Flexeril prescribed for back pain for many years now. It really work for me. The main side effect is drowsiness. Makes me really sleepy. For that reason, I take it before bedtime.
I have real bad muscle spasms especially during the time of the month due to me being an athlete. Robaxin been the only medication to help me and keep me functioning all day without being balled up on the floor crying.
I have bulging disc in thoracic area on my back. After 4 months of pain, 21 physical therapy appt., and Vicodin 3 times a day my doctor prescribed Robaxin. I've been 6days on it and its wonderful! No more Vicodin, sleeping all night again and 6hr. Work days. Loving it.