what is cyclobenzaprine

Cyclobenzaprine

(sye-klo-BENZ-uh-preen)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Flexeril

USES: Cyclobenzaprine is used short-term to treat muscle spasms. It is usually used along with rest and physical therapy. It works by helping to relax the muscles.

Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride is a white, crystalline tricyclic amine salt with the empirical formula C20H21N•HCl and a molecular weight of 311.9. It has a melting point of 217°C, and a pKa of 8.47 at 25°C. It is freely soluble in water and alcohol, sparingly soluble in isopropanol, and insoluble in hydrocarbon solvents. If aqueous solutions are made alkaline, the free base separates. Cyclobenzaprine HCl is designated chemically as 3-(5H -dibenzo[a,d] cyclohepten-5ylidene)-N, N-dimethyl-1-propanamine hydrochloride, and has the following structural formula:

Cyclobenzaprine 5mg

is supplied as a 5 mg tablet for oral administration.

Cyclobenzaprine 10mg

is supplied as a 10 mg tablet for oral administration.

Cyclobenzaprine 5mg

tablets contain the following inactive ingredients: lactose hydrous, pre-gelatinized starch, corn starch, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, titanium dioxide, Yellow D&C #10 Aluminum Lake HT, Yellow FD&C #6 Aluminum Lake, and carnauba wax.

Cyclobenzaprine 10mg

tablets contain the following inactive ingredients: lactose hydrous, pre-gelatinized starch, corn starch, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, titanium dioxide, yellow iron oxide, and carnauba wax.

CONDITIONS OF USE:

The information in this database for Cyclobenzaprine is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgement of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects for Cyclobenzaprine, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a Cyclobenzaprine is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.