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Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR is a combination of two medicines used in the treatment of pain due to muscle spasm. It improves the movement of muscles and provide relief from pain and discomfort associated with muscle spasms.

Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor. Do not take more or use it for a longer duration than recommended by your doctor.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine include nausea, stomach pain, dryness in mouth, heartburn, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. If any of these side effects bother you or do not go away with time, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these side effects.

The medicine may not be suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, and liver. To make sure it is safe for you, let your doctor also know all the other medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should first consult their doctors before using the medicine.

Uses of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR

  • Pain due to muscle spasm

Side effects of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Flexabenz Plus

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain/epigastric pain
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness

How to use Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR works

Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR is a combination of two medicines: Cyclobenzaprine and Aceclofenac, which relieves pain and relaxes the muscles. Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm and to improve pain and movement of muscles. Aceclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable while the patient is taking this medicine.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR helps relieve pain and muscle spasm that may occur due to strains, sprains, and muscle injuries.
  • It is usually used along with rest and physical therapy.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR as it may cause excessive drowsiness.

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PAIN ANALGESICS

Patient Concerns

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Pain in left thigh while getting up from chair and stepping for 3 to 4 steps and paining during walking taken PCM 1000 @ 12 hly for 5 days with mecobalamine (pevisca plus) in evening
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
You need to get yourself examined in clinic to rule out muscle spasm or Radiculopathy. Treatment will depend on diagnosis . Do Hot fomentation, avoid forward bending and apply Ointment Omnigel
This my girl child got sprain /spasm in shoulder.plase advice muscle relaxant and pain reliver as suitable to her. Age 5 years. Right shoulder and neck area, unable to rotate neck to right.
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, please give sup ibugesic plus 7.5 ml SOS for pain max every 6 hrly. Also apply volini gel locally.
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR when my pain is relieved?

Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR is usually used for short term and can be discontinued if there is no pain. However, it should be continued if advised by the doctor.

Q. Can the use of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR can cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Also, avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medicine. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

Q. Can the use of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR cause damage to kidneys?

Yes, long-term use of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR can cause damage to the kidneys. Use of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR is not recommended to patients with underlying kidney disease.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR?

No, taking higher than recommended dose of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR can lead to increased chances of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can the use of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR cause sleepiness?

Yes, Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR can make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities till you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Flexabenz Plus Tablet SR?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
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References

  1. Drugs.com. Cyclobenzaprine. [Accessed 12 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Aceclofenac. United Kingdom: Sandoz Ltd.; 2006. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Cyclobenzaprine. Titusville, NJ: McNeil Pediatrics; Apr. 2013]. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. DailyMed. Aceclofenac. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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