Cyclobenzaprine


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Recent MI, arrhythmias, severe liver disease.
Special Precautions
Cardiac disease, history of epilepsy, hepatic impairment, hyperthyroidism, pheochromocytoma, history of mania, psychoses, close-angle glaucoma, history of urinary retention, concurrent electroconvulsive therapy, diabetes. Pregnancy and lactation; elderly, child. Unsafe for use in patients with porphyria. Avoid abrupt withdrawal. May cause drowsiness; do not drive or operate machinery. Treatment for more than 2-3 wk is not recommended.
Adverse Reactions
Antimuscarinic effects, neurological adverse effects, GI disorders, orthostatic hypotension, tachycardia, hypersensitivity reactions. Rarely, cholestatic jaundice and blood disorders. Endocrine effects, sexual dysfunction, changes in blood sugar. Increased appetite with wt gain, sweating.
Drug Interactions
Plasma concentration may be increased with the use of cimetidine, diltiazem, disulfiram, methylphenidate, ritonavir, and verapamil. Side-effects are increased by adrenaline, amiodarone, general anesthetics, SSRIs, antihistamines, antimuscarinics, antipsychotics, anxiolytics and hypnotics, clozapine, disopyramide, diuretics, flecainide, MAOIs, moclobemide, moxifloxacin, nefopam, nicorandil, noradrenaline, phenothiazine, pimozide, procainamide, propafenone, quinidine, selegiline, sibutramine, sotalol, terfenadine, thioridazine, and tramadol. Effects of adrenergic neurone blockers, clonidine, barbiturates, nitrates, and primidone are reduced while effects of baclofen, opioid analgesics, and thyroid hormones are enhanced with concomitant use of cyclobenzaprine. Carbamazepine and rifampicin may increase metabolism of cyclobenzaprine. Effects may be antagonized by oestrogens. Avoid use with brimonidine, entacapone, artemether with lumefantrine, or sibutramine. CNS effects may be enhanced by other CNS depressants.
CIMS Class
Muscle Relaxants
ATC Classification
M03BX08 - cyclobenzaprine ; Belongs to the class of other centrally-acting muscle relaxants.
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