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Review: Flexeril and Ativan





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Flexeril and Ativan together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Flexeril and Ativan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,097 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Flexeril has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (view latest outcomes from 16,445 users)

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 35,203 users)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 2,097 people who take Flexeril, Ativan are studied

Flexeril, Ativan outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride)
- Ativan (lorazepam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Flexeril is effective5.00%
(1 of 20 people)
33.33%
(5 of 15 people)
0.00%
(0 of 9 people)
12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
46.15%
(6 of 13 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
62.50%
(5 of 8 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
Ativan is effective26.67%
(4 of 15 people)
18.75%
(3 of 16 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
35.71%
(5 of 14 people)
25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
60.00%
(6 of 10 people)
57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Confusional StatePulmonary HaemorrhageDeep Vein ThrombosisAnxietyGastrointestinal DisorderDepressionAnxietyPain
DeliriumHaematemesisDepressionMental DisorderEmotional DistressAbnormal BehaviourDepressionAnxiety
DepressionCardiac ArrestPulmonary EmbolismDepressionCoronary Artery DiseaseSuicide AttemptTinnitusNausea
Abnormal BehaviourPanic AttackIntentional OverdoseSuicide AttemptCirculatory CollapseSuicidal IdeationAbnormal BehaviourDepression
Suicide AttemptDizzinessCompleted SuicideCompleted SuicideMigraineAnxietyMemory ImpairmentBack Pain
Unresponsive To StimuliMuscle SpasmsSuicide AttemptPainMyocardial InfarctionChronic DepressionAggressionFatigue
AnxietyCongenital Cystic Kidney DiseaseAnxietyIntentional OverdoseDyspnoea ExertionalAnxiety DisorderRecurring Skin BoilsHeadache
Respiratory FailureSwallowing DifficultyMental DisorderVision BlurredAngiopathyHenoch-schonlein PurpuraParanoiaDyspnoea
AgitationAnkle SwellingAbdominal Pain UpperDizzinessStress SymptomsViolence-related SymptomAgitationInsomnia
Memory ImpairmentShortness Of BreathEmbolic StrokeAngerAnxietyShort-term Memory LossHair LossArthralgia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Flexeril is effective27.12%
(16 of 59 people)
10.53%
(2 of 19 people)
Ativan is effective34.85%
(23 of 66 people)
20.00%
(4 of 20 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainPain
AnxietyAnxiety
NauseaDepression
DepressionNausea
HeadacheBack Pain
FatigueDyspnoea
Back PainInsomnia
DyspnoeaInjury
ArthralgiaAsthenia
DiarrhoeaFatigue

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Flexeril is effectiven/an/an/a9.09%
(2 of 22 people)
10.64%
(5 of 47 people)
9.52%
(6 of 63 people)
5.45%
(3 of 55 people)
18.18%
(2 of 11 people)
Ativan is effectiven/an/an/a17.39%
(4 of 23 people)
18.75%
(9 of 48 people)
12.31%
(8 of 65 people)
6.90%
(4 of 58 people)
16.67%
(2 of 12 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Congenital Cystic Kidney Diseasen/aThrombosisAnxietyDepressionPainPainAnxiety
Diabetes MellitusAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedVomitingAnxietyAnxietyAnxietyPain
RhabdomyolysisGallbladder DisorderInsomniaNauseaNauseaNauseaNausea
CholecystitisNauseaPainChest PainFatigueBack Pain
Myocardial InfarctionBack PainHypertensionDyspnoeaDepressionDyspnoea
AnxietyPyrexiaHeadacheFatigueHeadacheFall
Abdominal PainPainAstheniaDepressionBack PainDiarrhoea
Superior Sagittal Sinus ThrombosisBronchitisDyspnoeaBack PainDizzinessVomiting
Cerebrovascular AccidentHeadacheBronchitisArthralgiaArthralgiaWeight Decreased
OsteochondrosisCholelithiasisLymphadenopathyHeadacheDiarrhoeaFatigue

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Can nuvigil (vs adderall) be used simultaneously to help wean off 60mg/day of adderall? (1 answer)
    I have been on Adderall 30mg 2x daily for years!! I've had it lowered to 20mg, I've TRIED to go months without it (when not working) however I feel I've built up a tolerance level to the point that it's not as effective as it once was. My personal life has detoured WAY past anything an ADHD medication can possibly help as far as focusing on NEEDED tasks etc. I end up feeling wrapped up in what I'm doing at the moment that my anxiety increases due to all that I haven't been able to accomplish. I take various medications for various reasons, depression, anxiety, bulimia etc., and for the most part the doses have varied based on circumstances and current need at said time of prescription.. MY FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, And realizing that I'm already on the highest Adderall dosage scares me (and THEN as I think about it, it makes my heart race!). I've also noticed increased muscle spasms as well as extreme and intense pressure on my jaw (TMJ). MY QUESTION IS: does anyone have any experience LOWERING their Adderall dosage AND adding Nuvigil? The research I've done to date gives me impression that it could help balance out the more extreme effects of Adderall (60mg/day) but that the nuvigil would or could potentially help with the EXTREME exhaustion I feel as Adderall wears off. Some days I just crash, some days I sleep fine and others no matter how hard I tryyyy, I just CAN'T fall asleep, therefore making the next day worse! IDEALLY I'D LIKE TO BE MED FREE, right now I need them, but am hoping maybe I can speak with my doctor to lower Adderall and add Nuvigil to help wean me off the amphetamines as well as lower dosage intake. YES, a lot of the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression are related to current circumstances in my life, however, where I am is not where I want to be or where I'm headed.. Life is a journey, and all my meds have become a part of a journey I never thought I'd find myself taking. I don't want life/meds to define me, or create a me I no longer recognize, because scarily enough that seems to be a common pattern. As I overcome each and every daily obstacle, I also don't want to be "hooked" on my meds or needing "more" to wake up/sleep/function.. I'd like to work on finding a solution towards weaning off my meds NOW, and work my way off slowly, primarily the Adderall. I'm hoping by suggesting to my doctor and showing him my research he may agree (IF ITS EVEN A LOGICAL COMBO, CLEARLY IM NOT A DOCTOR) nuvigil could help me. I've already started taking less of my anti depressants, trazadone and xanax without discussing with doc because he is always busy.. My next appt I want to go in fully prepared with a plan and an overall goal to REDUCE my Adderall dose, but overall, I'm clueless!!! I have no idea what other meds other than nuvigil "could" potentially help if at all. I could be entirely wrong, Anyone with any experience using one vs other or both simultaneously, or anyone with constructive input, PLEASE COMMENT/SHARE!!
  • Can i take my ativan if i'm taking phenteremine? (1 answer)
    I just started taking phenteremine and I can't sleep. I take it at 6 am
    Am I able to take an Ativan at bed time?
  • Why would i get copd since i never smoked?
    I have several autoimmune disorders, I was shocked to get the COPD diagnosis since I have never smoked but I had second hand smoke first 23 years of my life.
    My doctor said my Autoimmune Hepatitis and Primary Biliary Cholingitis set me up for COPD.
  • What could be causing eye pain and headacne and bright glaring light on the right side only?
    Senitive to light, can't spend long on computer or cell phone. Diagnosed with anklylosing spondylosis
  • Have you or someone who has taken ativan, lorazepam or orfidal developed and form of cancer? esp. esophageal or stomach cancer
    suspect long term prescription (years) of Lorazepam may have been causal to esophageal cancer Ativan, Lorazepam or Orfidal are all basically the same formula - please be specific in your answer

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  • peanuts on Mar, 31, 2010:

    my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????

    Reply

    mtntexas on May, 11, 2013:

    Just ask John Belushi

    Reply

    2cents on Mar, 6, 2013:

    I'll second that!

    Reply

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