Common Brands Flexeril (brand no longer available), Fexmid, Amrix
Drug Class
Muscle relaxant
Controlled Substance Classification
Not a controlled medication
Generic Status
Lower-cost generic available
Prescription only
Shifali Patel, PharmD
Shifali Patel, PharmD
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Medically reviewed by Shifali Patel, PharmD last update on 20/12/2023


Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant medication that is commonly used to treat muscle spasms and associated pain. It is often prescribed in cases of musculoskeletal conditions, such as muscle injuries, strains, and sprains. Cyclobenzaprine works by affecting the central nervous system to alleviate muscle spasms and promote muscle relaxation

While cyclobenzaprine can be effective in managing muscle-related discomfort, it is important to use it under the supervision of a healthcare professional. This medication is typically prescribed for short-term use, as its effectiveness in the long term is not well-established, and it may have side effects.

If you have questions about cyclobenzaprine or its use, it’s best to consult with a healthcare professional who can provide personalized advice based on your specific medical history and condition.



Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation