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Cyclobenzaprine is a custom-made drug classified within the family of drugs known as skeletal muscle relaxants. Cyclobenzaprine works within the nervous system to help relax muscles. It is often prescribed for patients suffering from pain due to muscle injuries and sprains, etc., or as a part of a patient's physical therapy treatment.

How to Use Cyclobenzaprine

Cyclobenzaprine comes in various forms of delivery. If your doctor prescribes cyclobenzaprine, ask him or her about what form of delivery is best for you then have your doctor communicate with your compounding pharmacist for the creation of your optimal delivery method. As always, follow your doctor's directions for usage and dosage.

Possible Side Effects

Commonly seen side effects with the use of cyclobenzaprine are:

  • Constipation
  • Dry Mouth
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme Tiredness
  • Heartburn

If any of the above side effects are experienced and they linger or get worse, contact your doctor. Also contact your doctor if you have other side effects not listed above presenting and they, as well, linger or get worse.

Seek medical treatment immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Irregular Heart Rate
  • Fast Heart Rate
  • Chest Pain
  • Hives
  • Skin Rash
  • Difficulty with Swallowing
  • Swelling (face and tongue)
  • Difficulty Breathing


Do not take cyclobenzaprine if you took an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days, as a very severe and potentially harmful reaction may occur.

Cyclobenzaprine is strictly contraindicated for anyone with any of the following medical conditions or histories:

  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Recent Heart Attack
  • Heart Rhythm Disorder
  • Heart Block
  • Congestive Heart Failure

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant or breastfeed, do not take cyclobenzaprine unless you have consulted with your doctor and he or she has decided the use of this drug is necessary.

Do not take cyclobenzaprine if you have any of the following problems or conditions unless cleared for use by your doctor:

  • Glaucoma
  • Liver Disease
  • Difficult Urination / Problems with Urination
  • Enlarged Prostate
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