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How does Amrix work?

Amrix (cyclobezaprine) relieves skeletal muscle spasms. Skeletal muscles are muscles that you can move voluntarily. Animal studies showed that Amrix does not affect skeletal muscle directly. Instead, it works by relaxing the muscles by affecting the central nervous system. Although scientists do not completely understand how it works, they think it acts somewhat like tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline), which regulates the neurotransmitter norepinephrine.

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