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Before consuming alcohol while taking cyclobenzaprine, consult with your doctor. It is generally not advisable to consume alcohol while taking muscle relaxants.

Side Effects

If you consume alcohol while taking cyclobenzaprine, you may experience various side effects, including:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Trouble with memory
  • An increased risk in overdose
  • Trouble breathing

If you have a substance abuse disorder (SAD), it is critical to talk with your doctor about taking muscle relaxants and/or consuming alcohol.

Consuming alcohol while taking cyclobenzaprine can increase your risk in overdosing on the drug. If you believe you are in danger or may have overdosed, call 911 immediately.


The FDA reports that cyclobenzaprine can increase the effects of certain CNS depressants and even alcohol. Before consuming alcohol during treatment with a muscle relaxer, talk to your doctor.

Your risk of consuming alcohol while taking cyclobenzaprine may increase for other factors, including:

  • Other medical condition(s) you have
  • Other medication(s) you take
  • The amount of alcohol you consume while taking muscle relaxers
  • Your age

Cyclobenzaprine has additional interactions, too, so make sure to discuss them with your doctor before starting treatment with any muscle relaxant.

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