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Flexeril tablet

Original price was: ₨180.00.Current price is: ₨105.00.

Flexeril tablets are used to relieve muscle spasms and associated pain in conditions such as muscle strains and sprains. It contains the active ingredient cyclobenzaprine which belongs to the class of medications called skeletal muscle relaxants that work on areas of the brainstem to reduce skeletal muscle spasms.it is manufactured by  Global-Vision pharmaceutical company.

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Flexeril tablet uses

Some uses of Flexeril tablet include:

  • Flexeril tablet is used for the treatment of skeletal muscle spasms associated with acute musculoskeletal conditions, such as strains and sprains.
  • It is prescribed for the Management of muscle stiffness and pain caused by musculoskeletal injuries.
  • It is Adjunctive treatment for physical therapy and rests in patients with acute musculoskeletal conditions.
  • This medicine is used for short-term relief of muscle spasm-related discomfort.

Flexeril tablet uses in urdu

اس گولی کا استعمال کنکال کے پٹھوں کی کھچاؤ کے علاج کے لیے کیا جاتا ہے جو کہ شدید عضلاتی حالات، جیسے تناؤ اور موچ سے وابستہ ہیں۔
یہ پٹھوں کی سختی اور پٹھوں کی چوٹوں کی وجہ سے ہونے والے درد کے انتظام کے لیے تجویز کیا جاتا ہے۔
یہ فزیکل تھراپی کے لیے ملحق علاج ہے اور شدید عضلاتی حالات والے مریضوں میں آرام کرتا ہے۔
یہ دوا پٹھوں کی کھچاؤ سے متعلق تکلیف کے قلیل مدتی ریلیف کے لیے استعمال ہوتی ہے۔

Dosage

The dosage of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) can vary depending on factors such as the severity of the condition being treated, the patient’s age, medical history, and other medications they may be taking. However, typical dosages for adults are as follows:

For muscle spasms:

  •  The usual starting dose is 5 mg three times a day. This can be increased to 10 mg three times a day if needed.
  • The maximum recommended dose is 30 mg per day.

Side effects

Some side effects of Flexeril tablet are:

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Dizziness
  3. Dry mouth
  4. Fatigue
  5. Blurred vision
  6. Constipation
  7. Nausea

Warnings and precautions

Here are some important warnings and precautions to consider when using Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine):

  1. Sedation and Drowsiness: Flexeril cause drowsiness and impairment of cognitive and motor skills. Patients should avoid activities requiring mental alertness or coordination, such as driving or operating heavy machinery until they know how Flexeril affects them.
  2. Alcohol and CNS Depressants: Combining it with alcohol or other central nervous system (CNS) depressants, such as benzodiazepines or opioids, may increase the risk of central nervous system depression, including severe sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death.
  3. Serotonin Syndrome: these pills increase the risk of serotonin syndrome when used concomitantly with serotonergic drugs, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), tricyclic antidepressants, or certain opioids. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome include agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea.
  4. Cardiovascular Effects: Flexeril has adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, including tachycardia, palpitations, and possible arrhythmias, especially in patients with pre-existing cardiac conditions or those taking medications that affect cardiac conduction.
  5. Hepatic Impairment: It should be used with caution in patients with hepatic impairment, as it is extensively metabolized by the liver. Dosage adjustments may be necessary for these patients.
  6. Urinary Retention: Flexeril may exacerbate urinary retention in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) or other conditions affecting urinary function. Caution should be exercised in these patients.
  7. Glaucoma: Flexeril may exacerbate the symptoms of angle-closure glaucoma. It should be used with caution in patients with glaucoma, and regular eye examinations are recommended.
  8. Pregnancy and Lactation: The safety of Flexeril in pregnant or breastfeeding women has not been established. It should be used during pregnancy or lactation only if the potential benefits justify the potential risks to the fetus or infant.
  9. Pediatric Use: Flexeril is not recommended for use in pediatric patients under the age of 15 years due to insufficient safety and efficacy data.
  10. Elderly Patients: Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of Flexeril, including sedation, dizziness, and anticholinergic effects. Lower starting doses and close monitoring are recommended in this population.

Price in Pakistan

Flexeril tablets are available for Rs 105 in Pakistan.

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