Review: taking Flexeril and Lyrica together
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Flexeril and Lyrica together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Flexeril and Lyrica. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,715 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Flexeril has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from 16,458 Flexeril users) Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from 66,603 Lyrica users)
What are the drugs
Flexeril has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from 16,458 Flexeril users)
Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from 66,603 Lyrica users)
On Feb, 25, 2015: 1,715 people who take Flexeril, Lyrica are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride)
- Lyrica (pregabalin)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Flexeril is effective||0.00%|
(0 of 9 people)
(1 of 12 people)
(1 of 10 people)
(3 of 11 people)
(12 of 32 people)
(3 of 14 people)
(3 of 6 people)
(1 of 2 people)
|Lyrica is effective||16.67%|
(2 of 12 people)
(5 of 24 people)
(1 of 7 people)
(6 of 18 people)
(8 of 26 people)
(4 of 9 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Flexeril is effective||25.61%|
(21 of 82 people)
(3 of 14 people)
|Lyrica is effective||27.71%|
(23 of 83 people)
(3 of 14 people)
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Flexeril is effective||n/a||n/a||100.00%|
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 18 people)
(9 of 54 people)
(8 of 42 people)
(4 of 67 people)
(2 of 16 people)
|Lyrica is effective||n/a||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 19 people)
(10 of 55 people)
(9 of 37 people)
(4 of 68 people)
(2 of 16 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Dizziness||Anxiety||Multi-organ Failure||Pain||Depression||Irritability||Muscle Contractions Involuntary||Pain|
|Vision Blurred||Depression||Hyperhidrosis||Anxiety||Pain||Depression||Dry Mouth||Anxiety|
|Drug Ineffective||Dizziness||Neutropenia||Depression||Anxiety||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Anxiety Aggravated||Oedema Peripheral|
|Somnolence||Pain||Septic Shock||Dizziness||Weight Decreased||Daydreaming||Irritable Bowel Syndrome||Nausea|
|Nausea||Drug Ineffective||Anxiety||Insomnia||Paranoia||Erythema||Panic Disorder With Agoraphobia||Fatigue|
|Dry Mouth||Weight Increased||Weight Decreased||Constipation||Diabetes Mellitus||Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased||Stiffness In A Joint||Back Pain|
|Oedema Peripheral||Nervousness||Amnesia||Nausea||Weight Increased||Hypertension||Frequent Headaches||Drug Ineffective|
|Pain||Confusional State||Dyspepsia||Cardiac Disorder||Hypoaesthesia||Weight Increased||Body Overheating||Weight Increased|
|Weight Decreased||Nausea||Withdrawal Syndrome||Tremor||Multi-organ Failure||Oedema Peripheral||Meniere's Disease||Hypoaesthesia|
|Memory Impairment||Hypersensitivity||Nausea||Headache||Neutropenia||Sleep Disorder||Dry Eyes Aggravated||Arthralgia|
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Drug Ineffective||Back Pain|
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy||n/a||Convulsion||Pain In Extremity||Pain||Pain||Pain||Pain|
|Death||Conversion Disorder||Pulmonary Embolism||Weight Increased||Drug Ineffective||Oedema Peripheral||Anxiety|
|Disorientation||Chest Pain||Depression||Muscle Spasms||Fatigue||Anaemia|
|Influenza Like Illness||Abdominal Pain Upper||Vomiting||Weight Increased||Arthralgia|
|Cardiac Failure Congestive||Feeling Abnormal||Memory Impairment||Bone Pain||Dizziness|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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I have gained about 35 pounds, and I have the cognitive effects listed in the prescribing information--problems with thinking and concentration." I've been off Lyrica once, and the side effects went away, but I couldn't get out of bed in the morning
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- 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
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Neuropathic pain debuted when I was 24, now I'm 50. Received diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos syndrome (EDS), joint hypermobility type, when I was 35 years old. So it can take some time to get a diagnose. And as EDS-patient I do not belong to any clinic. Orthopedics says that EDS is not orthopedic, rheumatology says that EDS is not an autoimmune disease, GPs say that EDS is too difficult, and so on. Sooner or later we all end up at Psychiatry, even if we are not depressed.
The first kind of pain I got when I was 24 came from low back, but I experienced as pelvic pain and leg pain. It was clearly a neuropathic pain, but it took years to find out. Later it was treated by a pain clinic with cortisone around the genitofemoral nerves (both sides). Since this treatment didn't result in lasting freedom from pain, the pain clinic started to give me RF (radio frequency) treatment. This made the pain disappeared after one year, and I was 80% free from it between 2002 and 2014, 12 years. The pain doctors said pain could return after 10 years.
The other kind of neuropathic pain started 2003 with intense stomach pain. During 6 months I could hardly eat nothing due to nausea and vomiting. After this 6 months, stomach pain changed to almost unbearable pain in upper back.
What happened 2003, and what all the doctors missed, was that the right lowest ribs slid up over the sternum. This rib dislocation is till there today, but now with a lot of cartilage formed around the rib where it is stuck in the lower end of the sternum. The dislocation is clearly visible on X-ray. This has greatly affected the thoracic spine. I have a scoliosis which I had not before 2003. And I still have severe pain in the thoracic spine.
It was initially treated with morphine daily, and later with Durogesic (fentanyl), but this didn't help much. 2005 I was hospitalized because I had too much pain to take care of myself and my hygiene. After some months the doctors started to give me clonazepam because the muscles along the spine was in a chronic seizures. Clonazepam helped, but I could still have a lot of pain in two vertebrae in the thoracic spine. It felt as if someone drilled into the vertebrae without anesthesia. After a few months, doctors also prescribed me methadone. Then the pain disappeared almost completely. Since 2006, I have eaten clonazepam and methadone every day, and I need to sleep in an armchair to not get more pain because of moving during sleep.
There are side effects. After 1,5 years with clonazepam and methadone I started to have panic attacks. Or rather one long panic attack which didn't stop before I got treatment with amitryptilin and pregabalin (Lyrica). These 2 medicines stopped the panic disorder completely after some hours, and the panic was then gone. Then I got side effects of these 2 medicines, amitryptilin & Lyrica, too. I gained a lot of weight (from 83 to 148 kg) and got much water (edema) in both my legs under the knees and in both feet. The feet could swallow to the double size. 2012 I stopped with amitryptilin and started to loose weight again (in Aug 2014 below 80 kg) and get less water in my legs. Today I eat as little medicines I can, but I have to take methadone, clonazepam and Lyrica every day, twice. If I try to take away one of these 3 medicines, I got pain problems at once. Lyrica is the most painful one to take away. In Sept-Dec 2013 I lowered Lyrica from 300 mg daily, to 150, then to 75 and finally 0 mg. The pain I had was extremely difficult to handle. It didn't help to take more methadone or anything else. I have checked on Internet and found that many people got pain from quitting with Lyrica. Most people start eating it again. So did I. But 2006 and 2007 it was enough to treat the pain with methadone and clonazepam, I got the Lyrica against anxiety not pain. But today I take Lyrica against pain.
Beside weight gain and leg edema, clonazepam and Lyrica significantly affect the sexual desire. And Lyrica alone makes it almost impossible to ejaculate. All four drugs together (clonazepam, methadone, amitryptiline and Lyrica), make one forget all about sex life. You don't even miss it. When I stopped with amitryptiline and lowered Lyrica (still taking clonazepam and methadone), I could suddenly easily get erections again, feel desire, but not getting orgasms. This is quite difficult to deal with.
The pain pattern is greatly affected, by pain and by the medicines. So is the mood. I get something which feels like heavy depression, especially if I take the medicines late that day. I should take a medicine like methadone 3 times a day, because the effects of the tablet lasts around 8 hours. But I take them every 12 hours, to have a low consumption in case doctors prescribe them too late (which happens, and then it's good to have a spouse going to the pharmacy buying them for you, because you have too much pain to go yourself).
Since methadone is also used for treating heroine addicts, medical staff treat you with disrespect when they see that it says "methadone" in your health record. I need to show a certificate that says that I deal with chronic neuropathic pain, that I never have had problems with drug addiction, to get normal respect.
I wanted to share this because I think I am alone in the world with these medicines in combination against neuropathic pain caused by hypermobile joints, joint dislocation and muscle spasms. After trying almost everything else, including surgery cutting nerves, methadone, clonazepam and Lyrica seems to be the only way to kill my pain. But it's a life where you always is questioned, because of the use of methadone. I can guarantee that everybody in the world should accept these medicines if they had experienced the unbearable pain I had in upper back before they started to give me clonazepam and methadone.
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