Diazepam vs Flexeril

Diazepam
(Rx)
Flexeril
(Rx)
Diazepam is an anxiety medication and an epilepsy medication (benzodiazepine).
Flexeril is a muscle relaxant.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Spasms
2.1
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Spasms
1.9
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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September 4, 1985
August 26, 1977
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
124,333 Discussions
42,614 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Addiction
#4 for Depression
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Insomnia
#7 for Panic
#8 for Spasms
#9 for Seizures
#10 for Sedation
#11 for Headaches
#12 for Dizziness
#13 for Shaking
Diazepam is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Panic Attacks and Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, although it is not approved for this condition.
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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Dia
Euphoria
4
Weakness
3
Weight Gain
2
Blisters
1
Hallucinations
1
Weight Loss
1
Itching
1
Dry Mouth
1
Bleeding
1
Impotence
1
Fle
Drowsiness
8
Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Grogginess
4
Dry Mouth
2
Fainting
1
Hallucinations
1
Nightmares
1
Rash
1
Coma
1
Mood Swings
1
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Diazepam
Dia
Flexeril
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Euphoria
Dia
Fle
4
0
Weakness
Dia
Fle
3
0
Weight Gain
Dia
Fle
2
0
Blisters
Dia
Fle
1
0
Hallucinations
Dia
Fle
1
1
Weight Loss
Dia
Fle
1
0
Itching
Dia
Fle
1
0
Dry Mouth
Dia
Fle
1
2
Bleeding
Dia
Fle
1
0
Impotence
Dia
Fle
1
0
Drowsiness
Fle
Dia
8
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Fle
Dia
6
0
Grogginess
Fle
Dia
4
0
Dry Mouth
Fle
Dia
2
1
Fainting
Fle
Dia
1
0
Hallucinations
Fle
Dia
1
1
Nightmares
Fle
Dia
1
0
Rash
Fle
Dia
1
0
Coma
Fle
Dia
1
0
Mood Swings
Fle
Dia
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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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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Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
There may be a negative interaction between Flexeril and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Kit: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 5-7.5-10 mg, 12.5-15-17.5-20 mg
Solution: , 5 mg/5 mL (1 mg/mL), 5 mg/5 mL (1 mg/mL, 5 mL), 5 mg/mL
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Concentrate: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 mg/mL
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.). , Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diazepam , Diazepam/Soybean Oil
Cyclobenzaprine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Diazepam 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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