Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Amrix, Comfort Pac with Cyclobenzaprine, Fexmid, Flexeril
Generic Name: cyclobenzaprine (Pronunciation: sye kloe BEN za preen)
What is cyclobenzaprine (Amrix, Comfort Pac with Cyclobenzaprine, Fexmid, Flexeril)?
Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain.
Cyclobenzaprine is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.
Cyclobenzaprine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg-AMN
round, yellow, imprinted with AN 41
Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg-GG
round, yellow, imprinted with GG 288
Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg-MUT
round, white, imprinted with MP 577
Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg-MYL
round, orange, imprinted with 751, M
Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg-SCH
round, white, imprinted with DAN, 5658
Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg-TEV
round, yellow, imprinted with PLIVA, 563
Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg-WAT
round, white, imprinted with 5658, DAN
Cyclobenzaprine 5 mg-MYL
round, blue, imprinted with M, 771
Cyclobenzaprine 5 mg-WAT
round, white, imprinted with WATSON, 3256
Flexeril 10 mg
pentagonal, yellow, imprinted with FLEXERIL, MSD 931
Flexeril 5 mg
pentagonal, peach, imprinted with FLEXERIL
What are the possible side effects of cyclobenzaprine (Amrix, Comfort Pac with Cyclobenzaprine, Fexmid, Flexeril)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using cyclobenzaprine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about cyclobenzaprine (Amrix, Comfort Pac with Cyclobenzaprine, Fexmid, Flexeril)?
Do not take cyclobenzaprine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take cyclobenzaprine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.
Cyclobenzaprine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of cyclobenzaprine.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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