Medicine Overview of Skelebenz Capsule ER
Skelebenz 15mg Capsule ER is used for muscle relaxation. It relieves painful spasms of the skeletal muscles.
Sleepiness, Dryness in mouth.
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. Skelebenz 15mg Capsule ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Skelebenz 15mg Capsule ER is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centres in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm without reduction in strength. This improves pain and movement of muscles.
In Depth Information on Skelebenz Capsule ER
Skelebenz can increase the effects of other CNS depressants (alcohol, barbiturates) medicine.
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Skelebenz, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Skelebenz Capsule ER related warnings
Skelebenz 15mg Capsule ER may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Skelebenz 15mg Capsule ER is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Skelebenz 15mg Capsule ER is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Skelebenz 15mg Capsule ER may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Skelebenz 15mg Capsule ER in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Skelebenz 15mg Capsule ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Skelebenz 15mg Capsule ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Skelebenz 15mg Capsule ER is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Skelebenz 15mg Capsule ER, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Frequently asked questions about Skelebenz Capsule ER
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.
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