Cyclobenzaprine is prescribed to treat people who need a muscle relaxant and it works by blocking nerve impulses that are sent to your brain
Formulation – Cyclobenzaprine is formulated using corn starch, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch, talc and titanium dioxide.
Cyclobenzaprine is a drug that belongs to the Skeletal muscle relaxants drug class, and it has been found useful in additional to its main prescribed use to treat Muscle Spasm and Sciatica. If any side effects are caused by this drug a range of alternative drugs, listed further down this guide, may be prescribed.
Side Effects / Precautions
The side effects that can be experienced when taking Cyclobenzaprine include: headache, dizziness, drowsiness, tired feeling, trouble concentrating, blurred vision, dry mouth or throat, altered sense of taste, or nausea, upset stomach and constipation.
Cyclobenzaprine does have side effects as mentioned above, and if you experience any of the above side effects, you should consult a doctor or medical professional immediately. As a precaution you should also have a discussion with your doctor to see if this drug is suitable for you if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
Soma – One of the many different alternative drugs that you may be prescribed is this one, and it is a drug that has been found to be a good alternative should you be suffering from muscle spasm. There are several other alternatives you could be prescribed by your doctor for that condition and they are baclofen, Flexeril, diazepam, tizanidine, Valium, methocarbamol, Zanaflex, Robaxin, carisoprodol, metaxalone, Skelaxin.
Acetaminophen – Should you be suffering from Sciatica and you are suffering any side effects then this drug is one alternative you could or may be prescribed. Should you be found to be intolerable then you will find there are several other alternatives available including naproxen, Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Flexeril, diclofenac, Paracetamol, Voltaren, Aleve, indomethacin, Advil,