CYCLOBENZAPRINE - ORAL (sye-klo-BENZ-uh-preen)
This medication relaxes muscles. It is used along with rest and
physical therapy to decrease
muscle pain and spasms
associated with strains, sprains or other muscle injuries.
HOW TO USE:
Take this medication by mouth usually 3 times a day, or as
directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical
condition and response to therapy. Do not increase your dose or
take it more often than prescribed because the risk of side
effects may increase. This medication is intended for short-term
use, usually no longer than 3 weeks, unless otherwise directed
by your doctor. If your condition does not improve in 2-3 weeks,
contact your doctor.
constipation or blurred
vision may occur as your body adjusts to the medication.
If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or
pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of
these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood
changes (e.g., confusion, hallucinations),
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but
very serious side effects occur:
fainting, yellowing of the
eyes/skin, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent
nausea/vomiting/lack of appetite, dark urine, seizures, loss of
coordination. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is
unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include:
rash, itching, swelling,
severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects
not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.