Flexeril Dosage Information

6 Aug 2017 by Macco, Comments Off on Flexeril Dosage Information

Flexeril is a drug under the generic name of Cyclobenzeprine which is used to relax and relief skeletal muscle conditions like strains, sprains, back pain, muscle spasm and a lot more. This drug is only used for a short period of time around two to three weeks.

Dosage Information

The Flexeril is available in 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg and 30 mg dosage strengths. The dose of this drug is different among patients; this is why there is a need to follow the doctor’s orders.

For most of the patients that feels less serious muscle pains, dosage 5mg is usually recommended and it is taken three times a day. The dosage can be increased to 10mg depending on the body’s response of the person to the lower dose of the drug. If you have taken too much Flexeril will get you high.

For teenagers and adult that wants to relax their stiffed muscles, the usual dose of the drug is 10mg, taken three times a day. The maximum amount that the patient should intake is not more than 60 mg or six 10mg a day.

When it comes to oral dosage forms or the capsules that are extended- release like the Amrix, the usual dose for adults is 15 mg that should be taken only once a day. For some patients, if there is a need to increase the dosage, the doctor will state it then. The maximum dosage of this is 30 mg per day. It can be a capsule that is 30mg already or two capsules which are 15 mg.

Children ages 15 years of age and below, it is required to see and consult the doctor before giving them the drug.

If you forgot or miss a dose of this medicine for the day, then you need to take it in immediately. But if it is almost time to take in your next dose, then don’t take no more the missed dose and just go back to the regular and original schedule for dosing. Avoid having double doses for you might get overdosed.

The medicine should be stored properly in a closed container at exact room temperature. Keep it away from heat, direct sunlight, moisture and most especially avoid freezing it. Keep the medicated drugs away from the reach of children. Avoid keeping medicine that are already outdated and are no longer needed.

Avoid combining this drug to alcohol, anti- depressants, anti- histamines, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, depressants, illegal narcotics like heroin and a lot more because it will just increase the effect of the side effects. Whenever you do this, you are putting your life at risk because you are creating a dangerous drug interaction that is very harmful to the human body. You might have organ failures or even the worst of everything which is death.

Be reminded that whenever you are taking in Flexeril, follow all the instructions and prescriptions of the doctor properly. Ask first the advice of the doctor before changing the dosage of it into higher dosage for it will just lengthen your recovery period.

Do not abuse in taking a lot of this medicine it might just increase the possibility of experiencing the serious side effects of it.

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