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alcohol interaction for DICLOBENZ

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lactation interaction for DICLOBENZ

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Diclobenz gel may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking diclofenac with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Diclobenz gel is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Diclobenz gel is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




Cyclobenzaprine is used along with physical therapy and rest to relieve pain, stiffness or discomfort caused by muscle injury.

How it works

Cyclobenzaprine belongs to the group of medicines called centrally acting anticholinergics. It works by blocking nerve signals of pain sensation that are sent from site of pain or injury to the brain.

Common side effects

Nausea, Drowsiness, Blurred vision, Constipation, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Dry throat, Altered taste, Headache, Impaired concentration, Stomach upset, Fatigue


Diclofenac is used in the treatment of painful conditions of joints, lower back pain, sprains or bone fractures, inflammation of joints (frozen shoulder, gout), pain and swelling following skeletal muscle, dental and other minor surgeries. It is also used in treatment of migraine.

How it works

Diclofenac belongs to group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by blocking the production of a certain chemical substance in the body that causes pain, fever, and inflammation.

Common side effects

Epigastric pain, Renal dysfunction, Stomach ulcer, Bleeding, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Itching


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Expert advice for DICLOBENZ

  • Consult your doctor if you have any of the following conditions: heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), or recent heart attack, congestive heart failure, heart block, thyroid disorder, liver disease, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, or problems with urination.
  • You may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if you discontinue cyclobenzaprine after long-term use. Seek advice from your doctor to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking this medication.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as cyclobenzaprine may make you feel drowsy.
  • Do not consume alcohol as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for DICLOBENZ


Q. Is cyclobenzaprine addictive/ habit forming?
Cyclobenzaprine is not addictive/ habit forming if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is cyclobenzaprine an opiate/ blood thinner/ pain killer/NSAID?
Cyclobenzaprine is not an opiate/ blood thinner/ NSAID. It is a centrally acting anticholinergic drug. 
Q. Is cyclobenzaprine the same as Flexeril?
Yes. Flexeril is a brand name of drug cyclobenzaprine.
Q. Can I take cyclobenzaprine for anxiety/ gout/ tooth pain (toothache)/ menstrual cramps/ back pain/ lower back pain/pinched nerve/ headaches?
Cyclobenzaprine is used along with physical therapy and rest specifically to relieve pain, stiffness or discomfort caused by muscle injury.
Q. Can I take cyclobenzaprine with Aleve (naproxen)/ diclofenac/ Tylenol (acetaminophen)/ methylprednisolone?
Yes. Taking these drugs along with cyclobenzaprine is not reported to cause any side effects. Please follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Can I take cyclobenzaprine with Percocet (acetaminophen and oxycodone)/ Zoloft (sertraline)/ Tylenol 3/ Nyquil (dextromethophan and doxylamine)/ Tizanidine/ methylprednisolone/ Ambien (zolpidem)?
No. Taking these drugs along with cyclobenzaprine may cause harmful effects such as drowsiness, difficulty in concentrating or seizures. Please follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Does cyclobenzaprine cause drowsiness/ hair loss/ raise blood sugar?
Drowsiness is commonly observed with cyclobenzaprine use. Stop taking cyclobenzaprine and consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms. 
Q. Does cyclobenzaprine contain codeine/ sulfa?
No. Cyclobenzaprine does not contain codeine/sulfa.


Q. Is diclofenac safe?
Diclofenac (also available as voveran, dynapar) is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is diclofenac nephrotoxic?
Diclofenac can interfere with normal kidney function when taken at larger doses for a longer duration. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its uses.
Q. Is diclofenac safe in asthma?
Diclofenac may worsen the symptoms of asthma in some patients already suffering from asthma. Talk to your doctor before taking diclofenac in asthma.
Q. Is diclofenac banned in India?
Diclofenac is available over-the-counter and it is not banned in India.
Q. Is diclofenac a blood thinner / controlled substance?
Diclofenac is a pain relieving medication and it does not significantly affect the function of platelets in blood; hence it is not a blood thinner. It is not a controlled substance as it does not have the potential for abuse or addiction.
Q. Does diclofenac increase blood pressure?
Diclofenac does not have any effect on blood pressure in normal individuals. However, consult your doctor before taking diclofenac if you are already suffering from high blood pressure or any other heart disease.
Q. Does diclofenac induce sleep?
Diclofenac does not induce sleep.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)