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What should I know before taking cyclobenzaprine?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you have congestive heart failure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart block, or heart conduction disorders, or if you recently had a heart attack, you should not take cyclobenzaprine.

If you have been unable to urinate, cyclobenzaprine may not be a good option for you.

If you have hyperthyroidism, you should not take cyclobenzaprine.

If you have impaired liver function, glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, cyclobenzaprine may not be a good option for you.

If you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or may be pregnant, cyclobenzaprine may not be a good option for you. It is not known if it is safe for pregnant women.

If you are breastfeeding, cyclobenzaprine may not be a good option for you. It is not known if this drug can be passed into breast milk.

It is not known if cyclobenzaprine is safe or effective for children and teens under 15 years of age.

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