Flexeril vs Methocarbamol

Flexeril
(Rx)
Methocarbamol
(Rx)
Flexeril is a muscle relaxant.
Methocarbamol is a muscle relaxant.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Spasms
1.9
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Spasms
2.3
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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August 26, 1977
February 25, 1974
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
42,604 Discussions
3,398 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Spasms
Methocarbamol is prescribed for Tetanus and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Fle
Drowsiness
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Grogginess
2
Dry Mouth
1
Fainting
1
Hallucinations
1
Nightmares
1
Rash
1
Coma
1
Mood Swings
1
Met
Nausea
9
Dry Mouth
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Addiction
4
Depression
2
Migraines
2
Euphoria
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Vomiting
1
Opiate Withdrawal
1
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Flexeril
Fle
Methocarbamol
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Drowsiness
Fle
Met
5
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Fle
Met
4
5
Grogginess
Fle
Met
2
0
Dry Mouth
Fle
Met
1
5
Fainting
Fle
Met
1
0
Hallucinations
Fle
Met
1
0
Nightmares
Fle
Met
1
0
Rash
Fle
Met
1
0
Coma
Fle
Met
1
0
Mood Swings
Fle
Met
1
0
Nausea
Met
Fle
9
0
Dry Mouth
Met
Fle
5
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Met
Fle
5
4
Addiction
Met
Fle
4
0
Depression
Met
Fle
2
0
Migraines
Met
Fle
2
0
Euphoria
Met
Fle
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Met
Fle
1
0
Vomiting
Met
Fle
1
0
Opiate Withdrawal
Met
Fle
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.
C Category C
Before taking Methocarbamol 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 Flexeril and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Methocarbamol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Tablet: 500 mg, 750 mg
Solution: 100 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Cyclobenzaprine Hcl
Methocarbamol
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Flexeril and Methocarbamol: 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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