Advertisement

What is cyclobenzaprine?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Cyclobenzaprine (Amrix) is a muscle relaxer. It is FDA-approved to treat muscle spasms and pain caused by acute musculoskeletal conditions. It has been studied and used to treat chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia, especially when muscle spasms flare up. For fibromyalgia it is often taken at bedtime. It should not be used for more than 2 or 3 weeks. 

This answer was adapted from Sharecare's award-winning AskMD app. Start a consultation now to find out what's causing your symptoms, learn how to manage a condition, or find a doctor. 

Continue Learning about Muscoloskeletal Agent

How effective is teriflunomide?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Teriflunomide reduces relapses by about 30% in people with remitting-relapsing MS. It is about as ef...
More Answers
Could I be allergic to denosumab?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Some people are allergic to denosumab, a medicine used to treat thinning and weakening bones (known ...
More Answers
What are the side effects of baclofen?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, general weakness, and fatigue. Baclofen can make it ...
More Answers
How is cyclobenzaprine used to treat lower back pain?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Cyclobenzaprine (Amrix) is a muscle relaxant. It is a treatment option for people who have muscle sp...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.