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food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
No interaction found
No interaction found
Flexabenz 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Flexabenz gel is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR FLEXABENZ

Cyclobenzaprine(2% w/w)

Uses

Cyclobenzaprine is used for muscle relaxation

How it works

Cyclobenzaprine works by acting on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

Common side effects

Nausea, Drowsiness, Blurred vision, Constipation, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Dry throat, Altered taste, Headache, Impaired concentration, Stomach upset, Fatigue
Diclofenac(1.16% w/w)

Uses

Diclofenac is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, dental pain, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine and muscular pain

How it works

Diclofenac blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever.

Common side effects

Epigastric pain, Renal dysfunction, Stomach ulcer, Bleeding, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Itching
Menthol(5% w/w)

Uses

Menthol is used in the treatment of dermatitis (skin rash or irritation), itching and eczema (red and itchy skin)

How it works

Menthol primarily activates the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin. Menthol, after topical application, causes a feeling of coolness due to stimulation of 'cold' receptors by inhibiting Ca++ currents of neuronal membranes. It may also yield analgesic properties via kappa-opioid receptor agonism.

Common side effects

Balance disorder (loss of balance), Vomiting, Altered heart rate, Drowsiness, Hypersensitivity reaction, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Contact dermatitis, Skin irritation, Apnea (absence of breathing), Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Vertigo, Coma
Methyl Salicylate(10% w/w)

Uses

Methyl Salicylate is used in the treatment of rheumatic pain and muscular pain

How it works

Methyl Salicylate blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever.

Common side effects

Skin irritation, Tingling sensation

COMMON DOSAGE FOR FLEXABENZ GEL

Patients taking FLEXABENZ GEL

  • 81%
    Once A Day
  • 16%
    Twice A Day
  • 3%
    Thrice A Day
  • 1%
    Four Times A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR FLEXABENZ

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR FLEXABENZ

  • 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 FLEXABENZ

Cyclobenzaprine

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

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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.

Diclofenac

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

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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.

Methyl Salicylate

Q.

Is methyl salicylate the same as aspirin or menthol?
Methyl salicylate is not the same as aspirin or menthol. Methyl salicylate belongs to the same class of medication like aspirin i.e. analgesics or painkiller

Q.

How does methyl salicylate work?
Methyl salicylate relieves pain by inhibiting formation of pain causing chemicals in the body

Q.

Does it work as a blood thinner or kill bacteria?
It is not a blood thinner and does not kill bacteria

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Is methyl salicylate an active ingredient?
Methyl salicylate is one of the active ingredients of some pain relief topical cream/ gel/ lotion/ ointment/ spray

Q.

Is methyl salicylate safe?
Methyl salicylate is safe when used for an indication and at a dose instructed by doctor. It has local side-effects like cold or burning sensation at the site of application.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)