Amrixand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride ER
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Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
15mg Extended Release Capsules
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- Product of United States • Shipped from United States
- Prescription Required
- Marketed as Skelebenz in India
- Manufactured by Sun Pharma
- Product of India • Shipped from India
- Prescription Required
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Amrix Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Skeletal Muscle Spasms
Muscle spasms are painful contractions of muscles in the body that are often caused by physical stress, dehydration, and overstretching. In some cases, these spasms can signify the presence of more serious problems in the body such as depletion of minerals, inadequate blood supply, compression of nerves, and diabetes.
Amrix Active Ingredient
Generic Amrix Alternative: Cyclobenzaprin Hydrochloride ER
Amrix contains the active ingredient cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride, a muscle relaxant.
General Drug Information
What is Amrix and What Is It Used For?
Amrix is prescribed to treat muscle spasms. In addition to this medication, patients are usually prescribed rest and physical therapy.
Usage and Application
Amrix should be taken exactly as prescribed. The dosage will depend on the patient’s medical condition and their response to treatment.
This medication should only be used short-term (ie. three weeks or less). Patients should not increase their Amrix dose, or take it more often/ longer than prescribed. Doing so will not improve medical conditions faster, but instead increases the risk of serious side effects.
Patients are usually prescribed one daily oral dose. Inform your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen after two-to-three weeks of treatment.
Considerations Before Taking Amrix
Before starting treatment with Amrix, patients should discuss the possibility of allergic reactions with their doctor. If you shop for Amrix online, please note that you may encounter the drug under its generic name: cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride.
It is necessary to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially of liver disease, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, and – in men – enlarged prostate. Patients should also mention any heart problems: irregular heartbeat, heart block, heart failure, or a recent heart attack.
Amrix may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Alcohol and marijuana have the same effect. While taking this medication, patients should not drive, use machinery, or perform other tasks requiring alertness until the effects of the medication are known. Avoid alcohol and discuss marijuana use with your doctor.
Patients preparing for surgery and certain dental procedures should inform their doctor or dentist about all medicines, supplements, and herbal products they are taking.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the negative side effects of Amrix, especially drowsiness, confusion, constipation, and trouble urinating. Drowsiness and confusion may increase the risk of falling.
Pregnant women should only use Amrix when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known whether Amrix passes into breast milk, though similar drugs are known to do so. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Amrix should take it as soon as they remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up on the dose in order to catch up.
Other Medications and Amrix
Drug interactions may change the way Amrix works, and may increase the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss all medications, over-the-counter drugs, and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
Patients should avoid taking Amrix with MAO inhibitors, as this can cause a serious, possibly fatal drug interaction. Most MAO inhibitors should not be taken for two weeks before the start of Amrix treatment.
Examples of MAO inhibitors include a number of drugs for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (selegiline, rasagiline, and safinamide) and depression (isocarboxazid, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, and moclobemide). Additional examples include antibiotics like linezolid (e.g. Zyvox), chemotherapy drugs like procarbazine (e.g. Matulane), and methylene blue.
Before starting Amrix treatment, patients should report use of all substances which increase levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain. Examples include the painkiller tramadol, certain antidepressants (fluoxetine, paroxetine, duloxetine, and venlafaxine), St. John’s wort, and street drugs like MDMA and “ecstasy.”
Patients should alert their doctor or pharmacist if they take other products which can cause drowsiness like opioid pain or cough relievers (codeine, hydrocodone), as well as drugs for sleep or anxiety (alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem).
Other muscle relaxants (e.g. carisoprodol and methocarbamol) can cause drowsiness, as do antihistamines like cetirizine and diphenhydramine. Alcohol and marijuana can also have a similar effect.
Patients should check the labels of all medicines – especially allergy drugs and cough-and-cold products – for ingredients that may cause drowsiness. Ask your doctor or pharmacist how to use such products safely.
This document does not contain a full list of all possible interactions. Please consult with your physician before buying Amrix or any of its generic alternatives.
Most patients are able to use this medicine without experiencing negative side effects.
Common side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, dry mouth, and constipation. Patients should consult their doctor if these side effects persist or worsen.
Serious side effects include irregular heartbeat, confusion, hallucinations, and trouble urinating.
Serious allergic reactions to Amrix are rare, yet patients should be aware of symptoms including: rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
How to Store Amrix
Amrix should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
Although Amrix coupons are available with other online pharmacies, customers will find that UDS prices are often much lower.
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