Cyclobenzaprine, a centrally-acting skeletal muscle relaxant, is structurally related to tricyclic antidepressants, thus they share similar properties. It acts on the brain stem, decreasing tonic-somatic motor activities influencing both the α and δ motor systems. It is used as an adjunct in the symptomatic treatment of painful muscle spasms associated with musculoskeletal conditions.
Flexor 5 Tablet
Adult: 5 mg tid, may increase to 10 mg tid if needed. Treatment should not last more than 2-3 wk. Max: 60 mg.
Elderly: Initiate with 5 mg with less frequent dosing.
Pediatric: Safety and effectiveness of Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride in pediatric patients below 15 years of age have not been established.