Baclofen vs Flexeril

Baclofen
(Rx)
Flexeril
(Rx)
Baclofen is a muscle relaxant.
Flexeril is a muscle relaxant.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Spasms
2.5
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Spasms
1.9
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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July 21, 1988
August 26, 1977
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
66,540 Discussions
42,746 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Spasms
#2 for Spasticity
#3 for Anxiety
#4 for Stiffness
#5 for Nerve Pain
#6 for Cramping
#7 for Leg Cramps
Baclofen is prescribed for Spasticity, Stiffness, Nerve Pain and Cramping and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Anxiety, although this is not an approved use.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Spasms
#3 for Fibromyalgia
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Neck Pain
#6 for TMJ
Flexeril is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Fibromyalgia, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Bac
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Depression
6
Drowsiness
4
Nausea
3
Euphoria
1
Vomiting
1
Hallucinations
1
Itching
1
Dry Mouth
1
Stroke
1
Fle
Drowsiness
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Grogginess
3
Dry Mouth
2
Fainting
1
Hallucinations
1
Nightmares
1
Rash
1
Coma
1
Dopey
1
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Baclofen
Bac
Flexeril
Fle
Withdrawal Symptoms
Bac
Fle
9
5
Depression
Bac
Fle
6
0
Drowsiness
Bac
Fle
4
6
Nausea
Bac
Fle
3
0
Euphoria
Bac
Fle
1
0
Vomiting
Bac
Fle
1
0
Hallucinations
Bac
Fle
1
1
Itching
Bac
Fle
1
0
Dry Mouth
Bac
Fle
1
2
Stroke
Bac
Fle
1
0
Drowsiness
Fle
Bac
6
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Fle
Bac
5
9
Grogginess
Fle
Bac
3
0
Dry Mouth
Fle
Bac
2
1
Fainting
Fle
Bac
1
0
Hallucinations
Fle
Bac
1
1
Nightmares
Fle
Bac
1
0
Rash
Fle
Bac
1
0
Coma
Fle
Bac
1
0
Dopey
Fle
Bac
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Baclofen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Flexeril during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Baclofen and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Flexeril and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Solution: 20000 mcg/20mL (1,000 mcg/mL), 40000 mcg/20mL (2,000 mcg/mL), 10000 mcg/20mL (500 mcg/mL), 50 mcg/mL, 500 mcg/mL, 2000 mcg/mL
Syringe: 20000 mcg/20mL (1,000 mcg/mL), 40000 mcg/20mL (2,000 mcg/mL), 10000 mcg/20mL (500 mcg/mL), 50 mcg/mL (1 mL)
Kit: 500 mcg/mL, 0.05 mg/mL
Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Baclofen
Cyclobenzaprine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Baclofen and Flexeril: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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