Report on Cyclobenzaprine Side Effects and Usage by AskDocWeb


About Cyclobenzaprine

If you use Cyclobenzaprine, please help others by adding your feedback. What would you tell your best friend about this product? Please remember that we do not give medical advice. That is for your local health care provider, who is familiar with your medical history.

Great help
Date: 12/20/2010
I find cyclopenzaprine a great help to me. I am not taking anything else but this. I lost my husband 3 month ago. I could not relax or breath comfort. I am able to be more active to exercise and play outdoor tennis and wii game. it had taken me 2 day to understand how it works for me. I have the drive to focus and plan my day and adapt to my work schedule 11-7 and found no problem of not falling sleep during my work time.

My dr. and I was concern that I may get depress with this med. which it has not. positively moving on freely. only problem I have is: I love to drink grapefruit and I can’t have it due the sideeffect could arise. I didn’t take it with clclobenzapine it was another kind of med. from my dentist appt. years ago, it make me feel like I had too much caffeine. so I avoid grapefruit whenever I take any kinds of med. Thanks for living and breathing in peace of mind..on forward.


No help for fibromyalgia
Date: 7/19/2011
I was taking this medication along with 2 types of antidepressants and sedatives to treat Fybromyalgia. It didn’t seem to help with my muscle or joint pain. I had been taking it for about 5 months and have recently stopped taking it. I don’t think it was helping with my Fybromyalgia symptoms but it’s so hard to tell with the way the symptoms ebb and flow.


Weight gain?
Date: 4/20/2012
Can Cyclobenzaprine cause weight gain? I only take 1 pill at night. I had had trouble with my stomach due to IBS and lost alot of weight. Now my stomach is better and I have gained 10 pounds. I’m wondering if it’s the Cyclobenzaprine or if this is my natural weight. I am 69 years old. Could this possibly be what I should weigh.


AskDocWeb: This is one of the medications that may or may not cause weight gain or weight loss. It varies with the individual. Your particular natural weight changes over time. There is a general tendency for the metabolism to slow down as you get older, which results in weight gain for many people.

When using weight as a general indicator of your state of health it is sometimes useful to measure your Body Mass Index. Athletes have a slightly different calculator for Lean Body Mass.

Restless Leg Syndrome
Need to ask a question. Can Cylobenzaprine be used for restless knee or leg when in bed. One Pill when going to bed. Thank You. Please respond.


AskDocWeb: It is not uncommon for cyclobenzaprine to be tried for Restless Leg Syndrome. However, in a few cases, it can actually aggravate RLS making it worse. Cyclobenzaprine is structurally similar to the tricyclic antidepressants, and can sometimes act in ways similar to the tricyclic antidepressants. Those who have bad reactions to the TCA’s can usually count on bad reactions to the cyclobenzaprine.

Some of the medications most commonly used to treat restless leg syndrome include:

  • baclofen (Lioresal)
  • bromocriptine
  • carbamazepine (Tegretol, Tegretol XR, Equetro, Carbatrol)
  • carbidopa-levodopa (Sinemet)
  • clonazepam (Klonopin)
  • clonidine (Catapres, Catapres-TTS, Jenloga)
  • diazepam (Valium)
  • gabapentin (Neurontin)
  • gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant ER)
  • opioids (such as hydrocodone for intermittent symptoms)
  • pramipexole (Mirapex)
  • ropinirole (Requip)
  • temazepam (Restoril)
  • triazolam (Halcion)

Natural supplements such as iron are also used successfully in some cases of restless leg syndrome.

Effect on sex
I’m afraid this medication have an effect on sex I will get married soon and this is the first time I meet a girl in my life, I mean the first time I will do sex Please gave me answer soon an thank you.


AskDocWeb: Although it is possible that this medication could have an effect on sex, a causal relationship has not been established. The reports of effect on libido are rare (less than 1%) however they include both increase and decrease in libido. Chances are more than 99% that it will have no effect on your sex at all.

Withdrawal symptom
I’ve taken cyclobenzaprine for several years, starting as a muscle relaxant and later as a sleep aid. I’ve been taking 10mg. at bedtime for a couple of years. I was told by my psychiatrist that it was originally developed as an anti depressent. Last week I stopped taking it. I take Celexa for anxiety and depression. I had been taking it in the morning but started taking it at night to replace the cyclobenzaprine. Now I’m having trouble with depression. I expect that it is, indeed, a withdrawel symptom and should be gone in a couple of weeks.


Cyclobenzaprine side effect
Date: 9/30/2013


Yeast infection from hades
Date: 6/3/2014
I was scribed cyclobenzaprine for pulled muscle they said, but after taking it, I have gotten a yeast infection from hades, will have to go back to doctor, I have tried every known home remedy and nothing helps


AskDocWeb: Sorry to hear that you’re having such a bad yeast infection. There is a short list of home remedies here and a forum following the article that might be helpful. Hope your doctor does some good. Yeast infections can make a person miserable.

Sexual side effects?
Date: 7/13/2015
I am taking cyclobenzaprine 5mg dayley and I’m wondering if that is affecting my sex interaction. I am having problems.


AskDocWeb: Sexual side effects are not on the list of those that might occur with cyclobenzaprine. However, some side effects may have an influence on your ability to enjoy sex. Please discuss this with your doctor or healthcare professional.

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