Brand & Generic Names
- Habit forming? No
- Prescription needed? Yes
- Available as generic? No
- Drug class: Muscle relaxant
Treatment for pain and limited motion caused by spasms in
Dosage & Usage Information
How to take:
Tablet--Swallow with liquid.
When to take:
At the same time each day or according to label instructions.
If you forget a dose:
Take as soon as you remember. Wait 4 hours
for next dose.
What drug does:
Blocks body's pain messages to brain. May also sedate.
Time lapse before drug works:
30 to 60 minutes.
Don't take with:
Non-prescription drugs without consulting doctor.
Any other medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
Drowsiness, confusion, difficulty concentrating,
visual problems, vomiting, blood pressure drop, low body
temperature, weak and rapid pulse, convulsions, coma.
WHAT TO DO:
- Dial 911 (emergency) or O (operator) for an ambulance or
medical help. Then give first aid immediately.
- If patient is unconscious and not breathing, give mouth-to-
mouth breathing. If there is no heartbeat, use cardiac massage
and mouth-to-mouth breathing (CPR). Don't try to make patient
vomit. If you can't get help quickly, take patient to nearest
- See EMERGENCY Information.
Possible Adverse Reactions or Side Effects
In case of overdose, see Overdose section.
- Blurred vision,
- Insomnia, numbness
in extremities, bad
taste in mouth, fatigue,
- Difficult urination,
Warnings & Precautions
Don't take if:
- You are allergic to any skeletal-muscle relaxant.
- You have taken MAO inhibitors* in last 2 weeks.
- You have had a heart attack within 6 weeks, or suffer from
congestive heart failure.
- You have overactive thyroid.
Before you start, consult your doctor:
- If you have a heart problem.
- If you have reacted to tricyclic antidepressants.
- If you have glaucoma.
- If you have a prostate condition and urination difficulty.
- If you intend to pilot aircraft.
Over age 60:
Adverse reactions and side effects may be more frequent and
severe than in younger persons. Avoid extremes of heat and cold.
No problems expected. Consult doctor.
Drug passes into milk. Avoid drug or discontinue nursing until
you finish medicine. Consult doctor for advice on maintaining
Infants & children:
Don't use for children younger than 15.
Do not take for longer than 2 to 3 weeks.
Skin & sunlight:
May cause rash or intensify sunburn in areas exposed to sun or
Driving, piloting or hazardous work:
Don't drive or pilot aircraft until you learn how medicine
affects you. Don't work around dangerous machinery. Don't climb
ladders or work in high places. Danger increases if you drink
alcohol or take medicine affecting alertness and reflexes.
May be unnecessary to finish medicine. Follow doctor's
No problems expected.
Possible Interaction with Other Drugs
||Increased anticholinergic effect.
||Increased antihistamine effect.
||Possible increased cyclobenzaprine
||Decreased cyclobenzapine effect.
||Decreased clonidine effect.
||Increased effect of dronabinol on
||central nervous system. Avoid
||Decreased guanethidine effect.
||High fever, convulsions, possible
||Decreased methyldopa effect.
||Increased mind-altering effect.
||Increased pain reliever effect.
||Possible increased conduction
||Possible increased conduction
||of rauwolfia alkaloids.
||Increased sedative effect.
||Increased tranquilizer effect.
Possible Interaction with Other Substances
||Depressed brain function. Avoid.
||Decreased cyclobenzaprine effect.
||Frequent use--Severe mental and