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What if I miss a dose of cyclobenzaprine?

If you happen to miss a dose of Cyclobenzaprine, try to take it as soon as you can. Be sure not to double doses. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and revert back to your regular schedule for the medication.

What if I overdose on cyclobenzaprine?

Although rare, deaths may occur from overdose with cyclobenzaprine. Multiple drug ingestion (including alcohol) is common in deliberate cyclobenzaprine overdose. As management of overdose is complex and changing, it is recommended that the physician contact a poison control center for current information on treatment. Signs and symptoms of toxicity may develop rapidly after cyclobenzaprine overdose; therefore, hospital monitoring is required as soon as possible. If you believe you or someone you know has overdosed on the medication please call 911 or seek medical attention immediately.

How is cyclobenzaprine administered?

For most patients, the recommended dose is 5 mg three times a day. Based on individual patient response, the dose may be increased to 10 mg three times a day. The use of cyclobenzaprine for periods longer than two or three weeks is not recommended.
Less dosing frequency or dose should be considered for hepatically impaired.

How is cyclobenzaprine supplied?

Cyclobenzaprine tablets are available in 5 mg and 10 mg dosage strengths. The dosage strengths are supplied as follows:

  • 5 mg tablet
  • 7.5 mg tablet
  • 10 mg tablet
  • 15 mg extended release capsule
  • 30 mg extended release capsule

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