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Flexeril vs. Skelaxin for Pain

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Flexeril

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Other Names: Cyclobenzaprine   Amrix   Fexmid

Skelaxin

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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 33,322 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 5,787 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 geminijenny
September 3, 2014
geminijenny wrote
robaxin vrs skelaxin
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By BigLotsPrincess
August 19, 2014
BigLotsPrincess wrote
Robaxin vs skelaxin
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By Tricia
January 30, 2014
Tricia wrote
RA and Lupus
Its the Flexeril!!
michele  |  May 12, 2014
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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..
Quamie  |  March 7, 2014
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By suzi444
September 4, 2013
suzi444 wrote
Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine)10mg for Spasmodic Torticollis and Fibromyalgia
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What patients are saying about Flexeril vs. Skelaxin

1,115 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Flexeril, I was taking Skelaxin. I didn't notice any...
I have been taking Flexeril for several months now and the dry mouth is always a side effect for me, too. It really helps my muscle spasms, so ...Flexeril, I was taking Skelaxin. I didn't notice...
my fibro pain. My ex-doctor states that \"it does not wor...
...Skelaxin 800 mg tid and find that it works wonders for my fibro pain. My ex-doctor states that \"it does not work\" but I ...ex!). I find it to have fewer side effects than f...
first Prescribed me Skelaxin but my insurance wouldn't...
...me Skelaxin ...to Flexeril. For me it works really well with mild to moderate muscle pain, restlessness, and getting sleep. I generally take 5 to 10mg in the evening because it makes me drowsy. ...
I barely notice that it works and it seems to keep me awake...
...haven't experienced the kinda of side effects or weird feelings others have said they get from Flexeril. ...Skelaxin recently, a new and very expensive muscle relaxer. I barely notice that it wo...
Well, flexeril helped me and skelaxin did nothing, so maybe...
Well, flexeril helped me and skelaxin did nothing, so maybe the opposite will be true for...
did nothing for me,skelaxin helped but was way too...
...have taken Zanaflex and it worked wonders for me. i ...soma made me very sick,flexaril did nothing for me,skelaxin helped but was ...
did nothing for me, flexeril did work for me though...right...
...did nothing for me, flexeril did work for me though...right...
that was prescribed by my primary. It made me very nauseous...
...bottle of Skelaxin that was prescribed by my primary. It made me very nauseous when taken as prescribed. I then tried Flexeril which seemed better. My physiatrist ...but Flexeril can cause mo...
Flexeril over the last 9 years....it seems to work well for...
...have gone from Flexeril...to Skelaxin...then Robaxin....Skelaxin...and now back to Flexeril over the last 9 years....it seems to work well for ...willing to prescribe the Hydrocodone again for...
Flexeril is quite different for me also, made me very groggy...
...side effects but not much good for nerve pain. Flexeril is quite different for me also, made me...
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