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Review: taking Flexeril and Ativan together

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 2,098 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. (latest outcomes from 16,457 Flexeril users)

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,225 Ativan users)

On Feb, 26, 2015: 2,098 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)
31.25%
(5 of 16 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)
17.65%
(3 of 17 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)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Flexeril is effective26.67%
(16 of 60 people)
10.53%
(2 of 19 people)
Ativan is effective34.33%
(23 of 67 people)
20.00%
(4 of 20 people)

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)
5.36%
(3 of 56 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)
6.78%
(4 of 59 people)
16.67%
(2 of 12 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 FailureShortness Of BreathMental DisorderVision BlurredAngiopathyHenoch-schonlein PurpuraParanoiaDyspnoea
AgitationSwallowing DifficultyAbdominal Pain UpperDizzinessStress SymptomsViolence-related SymptomAgitationInsomnia
Memory ImpairmentAdhdEmbolic StrokeAngerAnxietyShort-term Memory LossHair LossArthralgia

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

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

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
AnxietyPyrexiaAstheniaFatigueHeadacheFall
Abdominal PainPainDyspnoeaDepressionBack PainDiarrhoea
Superior Sagittal Sinus ThrombosisBronchitisBronchitisBack PainDizzinessVomiting
Cerebrovascular AccidentHeadacheLymphadenopathyArthralgiaArthralgiaWeight Decreased
OsteochondrosisCholelithiasisBack PainHeadacheDiarrhoeaFatigue

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Why is restoril showing poaitive in my urin when i never took this drug
    I have been ill for 15 years, taking Methadone all the while along with Soma and Hydrocodone for break thru pain. I now include Lyrica daily.I have had 2 back surgeries, one detailing rod and cage around L4 L5 in 2007. Most recent Nov 2013 at the Laser Spine Institute for spine decompression in that same area. Diagnosed w/ Arachnoiditis 15 yrs ago when working full time and since Methadone seems to be my only safe bet to take so that I can function. 4 years on Hizentra IVG home treatment every week. Lorazapam was prescribed for panic. Tried Diazapam more than 8-9 months ago, however that drug seems to back up in my system therefore I get no immediate relief but sort of a knock out sleep 8 hours later so we went back to Lorazapam. I am now unfortunately disabled, mostly homebound and 60 yrs old. Since this past August my urin specimen has come back positive for Restoril. This past month Restoril is still positive and described as habitual use. I am staring down a discharge from my physician who I care for, respect and admire, I never ever thought this would happen. We just took another test I offered to get another different Lab test she told me to wait so I am but its killing me. I never took a sleeping other than Unisom OTC in my Entire life. Never been prescribed Restoril, no offense but would never take it on top of what I already take and Lord knows how I would react to this drug. If I am awake all night that's just the way it is and I live with it. Why is this foreign drug showing up in my system? Please help. Thank you kindly, Louise
  • Is there a drug interaction between paxil and flexeril?
    What is the drug interaction, if any between paxil and flexeril? I was taken off a low dosage of paxil two weeks or so ago an due to back issues was issued flexeril for spasms and pain. I try to avoid meds like this but really need it and wanted to know if it was safe. I read about major drug interaction between these two medications and that is why I suffered through pain because I was concerned. Please advise if I can take flexeril now.
  • Will flexeril help with alcohol withdrawal anxiet????
    I have been suffering with alcohol withdrawals plus the flu the only meds that I have available is one flexor all will this help ease anxiety and let me sleep??
  • has diltiazem caused anxiety in anyone else?
    I have had the implant for 7 years. Recently the doc was concerned about more frequent palpations and my blood pressure was up. So first I was put on a couple blood pressure pills, but just a couple weeks. Then they took me off of those and put me on the Diltiazem. When anxiety skyrocketed and I ended up in the hospital, they put me on the Lorazepam. It worked pretty well for a day or two. But the anxiety is creeping back up. I took a cup of CalMag this morning and it helped bring it down to reasonable. Is it possible that the medication is what is causing the serious anxiety? I have never been anxious like this. And it fill me with adrenaline and then I just feel worse.
  • Is lorazepam 0.5 good for treating vertigo
    I was told by my md that I had vertigo and he is having me take lorazepam 0.5 and I haven't felt any better what so ever, in some aspects I think I have felt worse. anything you could tell me about this med and vertigo would help. thanks

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  • coolaero on Feb, 7, 2015:

    there wont be side effect other that DEATH

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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:

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