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Flexeril vs. Metaxalone for Pain

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Flexeril

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Other Names: Cyclobenzaprine   Amrix   Fexmid

Metaxalone

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Other Names: Skelaxin
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 33,514 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Based on 511 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant medication used to relieve skeletal muscle spasms and associated pain in Acute (medicine) musculoskeletal conditions. It is the most well-studied drug for this application, and it also has been used Off-label use for ... Read more on Wikipedia
Metaxalone (marketed by King Pharmaceuticals under the brand name Skelaxin) is a muscle relaxant used to relax muscles and relieve pain caused by strains, sprains, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Its exact mechanism of action is not known, b... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Holly Fox
September 29, 2014
Holly Fox wrote
RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) after taking Flexeril
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By deluxedropshipping
June 5, 2014
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By Tricia
January 30, 2014
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Its the Flexeril!!
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By Melissa
November 5, 2013
Melissa wrote
Baclofen vs Flexeri
I started with Baclofen then started flexeril. I swear by baclofen as the BEST. I honestly can't say much about flex because I really haven't given it a chance but I hope it the Baclofen works as good for you as it did for me. Also, it curbed my desire for the opiate pain relievers. My doc seems to want me stuck on them lol she took away the baclofen and gave me a shit load of tramadol and flexeril. Could be blissful if only I were ignorant..
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By suzi444
September 4, 2013
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Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine)10mg for Spasmodic Torticollis and Fibromyalgia
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What patients are saying about Flexeril vs. Metaxalone

51 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
have taken flexeril a couple of times and it knocks me out....
...have taken flexeril a couple of ...not drive. I am taking some metaxalone now(not the maximum), I don't notice any side effects, and I think ...
This works for me. Now with flexeril I can't take it, I...
I take skalaxin ( metaxalone )800 mg 3 times a day. This works for me. Now with flexeril I can't take it, I was just at night before bed, when i would wake up I would feel like I was out all night...
and metaxalone for muscle relaxer. I like flexeril better
...you can try. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSYOQ...ure=plpp_video I have tried flexeril and metaxalone for muscle relaxer. I like flexeril better...
metaxalone sucks. i took it for several weeks and it didn't...
metaxalone sucks. i took it for several weeks and it didn't help my back pain at ...10mg flexeril w...
am taking Skelaxin/metaxalone (which is the best I've found...
...you sleepy? I've got a serious spasm in my back, and am taking Skelaxin/metaxalone (which is the best I've found so ...want to nap! I've tried Flexeril/cyclobenzaprine in the p...
back pain. Used to take Flexeril for years but it stopped...
I take Skelaxin(metaxalone) twice a day. I take ...back pain. Used to take Flexeril for years but it stopped...
Mad Man! I use generic Flexeril which seems to help along...
Metaxalone/Skelaxin - relief? Great news, Mad Man! I use generic Flexeril which seems to help along with my oxycodone & xanax. Really relaxes the muscles & nerves. Skelaxin...
Flexeril/Cyclobenzaprine for many years. I have a low...
...took Flexeril/Cyclobenzaprine for many years. I ...cold. It also helped relax the muscle spasms sooner. But it ...a plus. Now I take Skelaxin/metaxalone. It's not nearly as eff...
(metaxalone) but they quit making the 400mg dose. So...
...wouldn't take cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) anymore due ...hours. He prescribed the 400mg Skelaxin (metaxalone) but they quit making the 400mg dose. So I ...food. Also, it prevents the upset sto...
others i've tried; cyclobenzeprine (flexeril) just makes...
...the bonus of no stomach irritation. i definitely recommend ...for the others i've tried; cyclobenzeprine (flexeril) just makes me really tired. ...or neurotransmitters methocarbomol and me...
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