Flexeril is a muscle relaxant and pain reliever due to any musculoskeletal condition. Even though it is a prescription drug and there are few chances of overdose, the side effects of Flexeril are inevitable. The side effects vary from person to person. Some might tolerate the drug while other may not. The side effects of Flexeril are commonly seen due to its antagonist action on histamine, serotonin, and muscarinic receptors. Since elderly people are more prone to the side effects, it is recommended to avoid the use of Flexeril in elders.
Some of the common side effects of Flexeril are:
Emergency side effects of Flexeril:
These side effects require an urgent medical attention as it may be life threatening.
- Rashes, itching, hives
- Loss of consciousness
- Sharp fall in blood pressure
- Swelling of face, tongue, throat
- Yellowish coloration of skin and eyes
- Difficulty or absence of urination
If you notice any of the above symptoms, then stop taking Flexeril immediately and get emergency medical help. Some of the emergency numbers to call are;
USA and Canada- 911
European union countries- 112
Australia - 000 –
Common side effects:
These side effects don't require urgent medical attention. Since our body takes the time to adjust with the drug, these side effects tend to go away during treatment as our body adjust with the treatment.
But if these effects are bothering your daily life activities, then stop using the drug and inform your doctor about the issues.
- Drowsiness- around 38% people using Flexeril complain of drowsiness.
- Dry mouth- around 12% of Flexeril users complain of dry mouth
- Dizziness- around 8% of Flexeril users complain of dizziness
- Agitation- this is commonly seen in elderly people using Flexeril.
- Blurred vision
- Nauses or vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, abdominal pain.
- Twitching of muscles, numbness in hands, feet
- Increased heart beat and palpitations
- Trouble sleeping
- Increased Tiredness
- Taste changes
- Loss of appetite