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What are the special precautions for cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)

You should be aware of special precautions before taking cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril). Your doctor and pharmacist should discuss these precautions with you:
  • Do not take cyclobenzaprine if you know you are allergic to it or any other muscle relaxer.
  • Make sure you tell your doctor and pharmacist every nonprescription substances you are taking, including vitamins, aspirin or any dietary supplements, including any prescription drugs you are taking.
  • Cyclobenzaprine may interact with other drugs, such as antidepressants, seizures, colds and coughs, sedatives, sleeping pills or tranquilizers and vitamins.
  • Make sure you tell your doctor if you have heart disease, glaucoma, difficulty urinating or overactive thyroid gland.
  • Make sure you tell your doctor about your plans to get pregnant, if you are currently pregnant or if you are breastfeeding. Cyclobenzaprine might cause harm to a developing baby.
  • Cyclobenzaprine may cause drowsiness, so do not operate machinery or drink alcohol.
  • Talk to your doctor if you are older than 65.

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