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Drug Interactions With Cyclobenzaprine

Cyclobenzaprine can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Cyclobenzaprine).
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much cyclobenzaprine may have overdose symptoms that include:
 
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Agitation
  • Coma
  • Coordination problems
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Chest pain
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Loss of life.
     
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Flexeril Overdose for more information.)
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget to take your dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of cyclobenzaprine.
 

How Does It Work?

It is not clear as to how exactly cyclobenzaprine works to relieve muscle spasms. However, it is known that it mostly works in the brain stem, not in the spinal cord and not directly on the muscles. Cyclobenzaprine only works to relieve muscle spasms caused by problems in the muscles; it does not help with muscle spasms caused by problems in the brain or spinal cord.
 
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