Review: taking Flexeril and Melatonin together
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Flexeril and Melatonin together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Flexeril and Melatonin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 106 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) Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 2,685 Melatonin 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)
Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 2,685 Melatonin users)
On Feb, 25, 2015: 106 people who take Flexeril, Melatonin are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride)
- Melatonin (melatonin)
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 1 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(2 of 5 people)
(3 of 4 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)
|Melatonin is effective||n/a||14.29%|
(1 of 7 people)
(2 of 3 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(0 of 2 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|
|Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness||Nausea||Nausea||Nausea||Candidiasis||Food Intolerance||Vaginal Sloughing||Pain|
|Dystonia||Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness||Diarrhea||Neck Pain||Food Intolerance||Food Allergy||Depression|
|Language Disorder - Expressive||Insomnia||Pain In Jaw||Fatigue - Chronic||Food Allergy||Candidiasis||Fatigue|
|Cataplexy||Diarrhea||Pain - Back||Insomnia||Candidal Infection Nos||Candidal Infection Nos||Diarrhoea|
|Spasm Of The Esophagus||Parkinsonism||Insomnia||Back Pain||Fracture||Anxiety|
|Spasticity||Restless Legs Syndrome||Knee Pain||Abdominal Pain||Drug Ineffective|
|Neuropathy - Peripheral||Neuropathy - Peripheral||Restless Legs Syndrome||Back Pain|
|Restless Legs Syndrome||Orthostatic Hypotension||Muscle Fatigue||Insomnia|
|Numbness And Tingling||Numbness And Tingling||Sweating - Excessive||Injury|
|Musculoskeletal Stiffness||Dystonia||High Blood Pressure||Pain In Extremity|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Flexeril is effective||41.67%|
(5 of 12 people)
(2 of 5 people)
|Melatonin is effective||30.77%|
(4 of 13 people)
(0 of 3 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Insomnia||Pain In Extremity|
|Abdominal Pain||Bone Lesion|
|Heart Rate Increased||Osteonecrosis Of Jaw|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Flexeril is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||8.33%|
(1 of 12 people)
(1 of 21 people)
(3 of 20 people)
(2 of 2 people)
(0 of 3 people)
|Melatonin is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 16 people)
(1 of 20 people)
(1 of 20 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 3 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|n/a||n/a||Pulmonary Embolism||Nausea||Pain||Fatigue||Drug Ineffective||Diarrhoea|
|Deep Vein Thrombosis||Insomnia||Arthralgia||Pain||Dyspnoea||Depression|
|Fatigue - Chronic||Depression||Anxiety||Respiratory Failure||Fall|
|Deep Vein Thrombosis||Insomnia||Depression||Mental Status Changes||Hyperhidrosis|
|Neck Pain||Feeling Abnormal||Back Pain||Septic Shock||Myocardial Infarction|
|Back Pain||Blood Creatinine Increased||Diarrhoea||Renal Failure Acute||Muscle Spasms|
|Abdominal Pain||Anger||Pain In Extremity||Ischaemic Hepatitis||Weight Decreased|
|Diarrhea||Cervicobrachial Syndrome||Cellulitis||Acute Coronary Syndrome||Muscle Strain|
|Pulmonary Embolism||Skin Ulcer||Bone Lesion||Abdominal Pain||Drug Ineffective|
|Pain In Jaw||Dyspepsia||Bone Disorder||Panic Attack||Injury|
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- 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??
- I take klonopin and diltiazem (calcium channel blocker blood pressure medicine) and am concerned about side effects. my accupuncturist recommends the ashwagandha. anyone have any issues with this?
I take these prescription medications but have been going to an accupuncturist since 2012. I have trouble sleeping at night without my clonazepam and take naps during the day and am having trouble losing weight. She thinks that my adrenal glands may be fatigued and told me to try something called Adrenal Response which contains Sensoril Ashwagandha. When I looked up Ashwaganda it said that it could interact with the Clonazepam or Klonopin and also with High blood pressure medication. I am a little concerned. I mentioned this to her and she said they both are metabolized by the liver and it should be ok to take it, just to take it an hour or more after I take the Clonazepam. Has anyone had any issues with interactions with their prescribed meds while taking Ashwagandha? I don't want to have to monitor my blood pressure because my blood pressure medication works good for me. Any help would be appreciated because I want to try it but I am a little scared too. Thanks, Crystal
- 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 melatonin if i take prograf?
I take Prograf to prevent organ rejection in a liver transplant.
- 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.
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- I need advise, badly ckd!! (1 response)
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- Melatonin reduces essential tremor of the hand
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- I wish i had never taken ambien
Ambien was prescribed after my sleep study showed severe sleep latency and awakening. In the five hours I slept I woke 85 times and had only 5 minutes of deep sleep. However, the doctors couldn't make a recommendation because they could detect no cause for the poor sleep pattern. My doctor offered Ambien and since I had obviously needed the help sleeping I took it. For the next 10 years I suffered incredible depression. For example I remember laying in bed staring at the ceiling with tears rolling into my ears but I was too tired to wipe them away and realizing that I wanted to die so badly but there was no way I could have done anything about it. The worst effects were the loss of consciousness and the verbal abuse that I heaped on my husband and son. An example of each : I actually had sex with my husband that I could not remember amd hundreds of other actions and discussions. My husband started asking every morning what I remembered of the night before. He could usually tell when I was Ambien-awake (his name for it) he said my eyes would get glassy and my voice cadence would be off. Unfortunately my oldest son was going from infant to 8 years old at this time and any ifraction or even without provocation I would scream horrible things in his face. I don't remember much of it but what I do remember causes me enormous regret. He went from a happy and active toddler to a terrified amd anxious pre-teen. We are still working through the effects of this behavior. Finally, after a surprise pregnancy (see example above) My baby was placed in NICU and I stayed at the Ronald McDonald House and my son and husband visited when they could. Somehow my Ambien prescription was stopped and so I began going through withdrawal but I had no idea what was going on. My vision became so blurred thqt I couldn't identify items unless they were very large and then only by colors. When I visited my son those several days in the NICU I couldn't walk straight and would try to aim myself toward my goal until I hit a wall and I would correct course. These things didn't bother me at all but the nurses in the NICU were with me nearly the entire day because they were afraid I would have a stroke or who knew. Finally, after discussing these symptoms we decided to gradually stop the medication. Thankfully, i didn't have any withdrawal symptoms then. I did feel like an incredibly heavy and black blanket had been lifted away. Ever since I have had very little trouble with depression despite the continuation of sleep disturbance and pain. On a scale from one to 10 for depression with 10 being committing suicide I think my 10 years on the medicine was probably an 8.5 (I desperately wanted to die) and since stopping the medication I don't think it has gone above a 4 and is usually a 2 or 3. I will spend the rest of my life trying to repair the damage my verbal abuse caused my oldest son and my husband. For 10 years they lived in fear of my rages if I had a bad episode with Ambien.
- Melatonin and diarrhea (1 response)
I have had difficulty sleeping most of my life. Difficulty going to sleep and waking up multiple times during the night were a usual pattern for me. Testing for sleep apnea did not show a positive result. A friend said to try Melatonin that for him it worked fine. I tried it and the diarrhea started almost immediately. Within days it was full blown water diarrhea. For fear of dehydration I stopped using Melatonin before two weeks time. And the hoped for results of helping my sleep problems were not solved with the Melatonin.
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