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When and How to Take Cyclobenzaprine

Some general considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
  • Cyclobenzaprine comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken three times daily (although a less frequent dose may be recommended for elderly people or for people who have liver problems).
  • In general, it should only be used for two or three weeks at a time.
  • You can take it with food or on an empty stomach. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Cyclobenzaprine can cause significant drowsiness. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you take it only at night, especially if you need to be alert during the day.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Who Makes Cyclobenzaprine?

Brand-name cyclobenzaprine is made by McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals. Generic cyclobenzaprine is made by several different manufacturers.

Strengths of Cyclobenzaprine

Cyclobenzaprine tablets come in the following strengths:
  • Cyclobenzaprine 5 mg
  • Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg.

Is There a Generic Version of Cyclobenzaprine?

Currently, both brand-name and generic versions of the drug are licensed for sale.
(Click Generic Flexeril for more information.)
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