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Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant.

What brand names are available for cyclobenzaprine?Amrix, Fexmid are the brand names available for cyclobenzaprine in the US. Flexeril brand name has been discontinued and is no longer available in the US. Is cyclobenzaprine (Amrix, Fexmid) available as a generic drug?

Yes

Do I need a prescription for cyclobenzaprine (Amrix, Fexmid)?

Yes

Why is cyclobenzaprine (Amrix, Fexmid) prescribed to patients?Cyclobenzaprine is used with rest and physical therapy for short-term relief of muscle spasms associated with acute painful muscle and skeletal conditions. It is only for short-term use, up to two or three weeks. What are the side effects of cyclobenzaprine (Amrix, Fexmid)?

The most common side effects of cyclobenzaprine include:

Drowsiness Dry mouth Fatigue Headaches Dizziness

Other reported side effects include:

Nausea Constipation Blurred vision, Unpleasant taste Nervousness Confusion Acid reflux Abdominal pain or discomfort

Possible serious side effects include:

Seizures Abnormal heart beats Stroke Heart attacks Heat stroke

Abrupt cessation after prolonged therapy may cause withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and weakness.

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