Before Using

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of cyclobenzaprine in children with use in other age groups.

Geriatric

Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use of cyclobenzaprine tablets in the elderly with use in other age groups.

Because of the possibility of higher blood levels in the elderly as compared to younger adults, use of cyclobenzaprine extended-release capsules is not recommended in the elderly .

Pregnancy

Information about this cyclobenzaprine-oral-route
Pregnancy Category Explanation
All Trimesters B Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus.

Breastfeeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Amifampridine
  • Dronedarone
  • Furazolidone
  • Iproniazid
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Levomethadyl
  • Linezolid
  • Mesoridazine
  • Methylene Blue
  • Moclobemide
  • Pargyline
  • Phenelzine
  • Pimozide
  • Piperaquine
  • Procarbazine
  • Rasagiline
  • Selegiline
  • Sparfloxacin
  • Thioridazine
  • Tranylcypromine

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Almotriptan
  • Amineptine
  • Amiodarone
  • Amitriptyline
  • Amitriptylinoxide
  • Amoxapine
  • Arsenic Trioxide
  • Artemether
  • Asenapine
  • Balofloxacin
  • Bedaquiline
  • Besifloxacin
  • Buprenorphine
  • Buserelin
  • Butriptyline
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Citalopram
  • Clarithromycin
  • Clomipramine
  • Clozapine
  • Crizotinib
  • Dabrafenib
  • Delamanid
  • Desipramine
  • Deslorelin
  • Desvenlafaxine
  • Dibenzepin
  • Disopyramide
  • Dofetilide
  • Dothiepin
  • Doxepin
  • Droperidol
  • Duloxetine
  • Enoxacin
  • Erythromycin
  • Escitalopram
  • Fentanyl
  • Flecainide
  • Fluconazole
  • Flumequine
  • Fluoxetine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Formoterol
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Gemifloxacin
  • Gonadorelin
  • Goserelin
  • Halofantrine
  • Histrelin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydroxytryptophan
  • Ibutilide
  • Iloperidone
  • Imipramine
  • Iprindole
  • Ivabradine
  • Ketoconazole
  • Lapatinib
  • Leuprolide
  • Levofloxacin
  • Levomilnacipran
  • Lofepramine
  • Lomefloxacin
  • Lorcaserin
  • Lumefantrine
  • Melitracen
  • Meperidine
  • Methadone
  • Milnacipran
  • Morphine
  • Morphine Sulfate Liposome
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Nadifloxacin
  • Nafarelin
  • Nefazodone
  • Nilotinib
  • Norfloxacin
  • Nortriptyline
  • Ofloxacin
  • Ondansetron
  • Opipramol
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxymorphone
  • Paliperidone
  • Paroxetine
  • Pasireotide
  • Pazopanib
  • Pazufloxacin
  • Pefloxacin
  • Pixantrone
  • Propizepine
  • Protriptyline
  • Prulifloxacin
  • Quetiapine
  • Quinidine
  • Ranolazine
  • Rufloxacin
  • Sertraline
  • Sevoflurane
  • Sibutramine
  • Sodium Oxybate
  • Sodium Phosphate
  • Sotalol
  • Sunitinib
  • Suvorexant
  • Tapentadol
  • Telithromycin
  • Tetrabenazine
  • Tianeptine
  • Tizanidine
  • Tramadol
  • Trazodone
  • Trimipramine
  • Triptorelin
  • Umeclidinium
  • Vandetanib
  • Vemurafenib
  • Venlafaxine
  • Verapamil
  • Vilanterol
  • Vinflunine
  • Voriconazole
  • Vortioxetine
  • Ziprasidone

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following is usually not recommended, but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Tobacco

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Glaucoma or
  • Problems with urination—Cyclobenzaprine can make your condition worse.
  • Heart or blood vessel disease or
  • Overactive thyroid—The chance of side effects may be increased.
  • Liver disease—Higher blood levels of cyclobenzaprine may occur, increasing the chance of side effects .