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Precautions and Warnings With Cyclobenzaprine

Who Should Not Take Cyclobenzaprine?

You should not take cyclobenzaprine if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Flexeril, cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride, or any of the inactive components used to make cyclobenzaprine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have recently had a heart attack.
     
  • Have congestive heart failure (CHF).
     
  • Have an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).
     
  • Have an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
     
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past 14 days. MAOIs include:

 

 

Precautions and Warnings With Cyclobenzaprine: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which cyclobenzaprine should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions with cyclobenzaprine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific cyclobenzaprine warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
 
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