August 29, 2014
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Mylan-Cyclobenzaprine

(cyclobenzaprine)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02231353 MYLAN-CYCLOBENZAPRINE 10MG TABLET

What side effects are possible with Mylan-Cyclobenzaprine?

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • blurred vision
  • difficulty sleeping
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • indigestion
  • nausea
  • sweating
  • unpleasant taste
  • weakness

Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • abdominal pain
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • depression
  • hallucinations
  • increased heart rate or fast heartbeat
  • lack of muscle coordination or clumsiness
  • problems in urinating
  • sensations of tingling, burning, or numbness
  • trembling

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • fainting
  • symptoms of overdose
    • dry, hot, flushed skin
    • fast or irregular heartbeat
    • hallucinations
    • increase or decrease in body temperature
    • seizures
    • severe drowsiness
    • severe unusual nervousness or restlessness
    • troubled breathing
    • unexplained muscle stiffness
    • vomiting occurring together with other symptoms of overdose
  • symptoms of serious allergic reaction
    • changes in the skin colour of the face
    • fast or irregular breathing
    • large swellings that look like hives on the face, eyelids, mouth, lips, and/or tongue
    • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or the area around the eyes
    • shortness of breath
    • skin rash, hives, or itching
    • tightness in chest
    • trouble breathing
    • wheezing

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.





Are there any other precautions or warnings for Mylan-Cyclobenzaprine?

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.

Drowsiness/reduced alertness: Cyclobenzaprine may impair the ability to perform hazardous tasks such as operating machinery or driving a vehicle. Do not drive or engage in other activities requiring alertness if the medication affects you in this way.

Length of treatment: The use of cyclobenzaprine for periods longer than 2 or 3 weeks is not recommended.

Medical conditions: If you have a history of urinary retention, angle-closure glaucoma, or increased eye pressure, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.

Breast-feeding: This medication may pass into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking cyclobenzaprine, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.

Children: The safety and effectiveness of cyclobenzaprine for children below the age of 15 have not been established.

What other drugs could interact with Mylan-Cyclobenzaprine?

There may be an interaction between cyclobenzaprine and any of the following:

  • alcohol, barbiturates, and other medications that cause sedation
  • ketoconazole
  • MAO inhibitors (e.g., phenelzine, tranylcypromine)
  • methotrimeprazine
  • quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin)
  • SSRI antidepressants (e.g., citalopram, desvenlafaxine, fluoxetine)
  • tramadol
  • tricylic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline)
  • triptan medications (e.g., frovatriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan)

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Medications other than those listed above may interact with this medication. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

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