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Difference between flexeril and robaxin??

I usually take 2 flexeril every night at bedtime. I ran out 3 days ago, couldn't get another RX over the holiday weekend. My mom gave me a couple of her 750mg generic Robaxin for tonight, and I was just wondering if there's a big difference in strength or side effects, before I take them. Does anyone know about these drugs??

Thanks!

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deleted_user
deleted_user

it is equailent & also a carbimate to guaifesion everyone is checking into (mucinex)
JillyT
JillyT

here is a link for more information about Robaxin - it looks like it is another muscle relaxer

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-11197-Robaxin.aspx?drugid=11197&drugname=Robaxin
deleted_user
deleted_user

FYI when ever you type in aword that has a link on hereIE most medicines
=you can clink on the word & gives the info
so click on your word robaxin & it tells you!
flexiril is also for muscle /nervious sytom where robixin is for muscles will surfice till you get your RX
deleted_user
deleted_user

I've taken both and have not notice any big difference but everyone is different. Can't really say either have done much for my pain or sleep. Hope you have better luck.

Hugs
deleted_user
deleted_user

Mary, I was thinking that the flexeril wasn't helping me, I just didn't feel any different when I took it. Didn't make me sleepy, it didn't *seem* to relax my muscles that I could tell...but after just one night of not taking it, I was alot more sore the next day!! Today's my 3rd or 4th day without it, and I have gone into a full blown flair today. I haven't had a flare, with this kind of muscle pain & stiffness, and the sore & bruised & tight feelings, in some time now.

I fell asleep 3 times today during a movie we were watching with my family, I never fall asleep watching tv...I can't move without hobbling it seems now. I was without my flexeril, and then I pushed myself too hard for 3 days straight, which I KNOW better than to do...but I had to get ready for Easter, and I'd been doing better. *sigh* I know my limits, and I still over do them. The combination of Lyrica & flexeril though has *really* helped alot; the first couple of months on lyrica were tough, but my dr talked me into staying on it, and I'm glad I did now! Now if I can just get in to see my dr tomorrow!!
deleted_user
deleted_user

I'm glad you found something that works for you. Hope you are able to see doctor and get refill. I'm just one of those people that don't do well on meds or natural alternatives hopefully one day I'll find something that works for me.

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whitsinn
whitsinn

I am currently taking Robaxin. I have tried Flexeril, but it makes me have vivid nightmares. According to my internist, the big difference between them is Robaxin doesn't cause weight gain like Flexeril can. Also, Robaxin is a cousin drug of Skelaxin (a really wonderful muscle relaxer that my insurance won't cover!) My doc also told me that Flexeril is chemically similar to Elavil, which made me gain a bunch of weight.
deleted_user
deleted_user

All I can tell you about Robaxin is You DO NOT want it in an injection, I got one a couple of weeks ago, trying to fight off a migraine, and it liked to have made me climb the walls, it burnt so bad, worse burn any injection has EVER gave me. OUCH!!!! Just thinking about it, makes me hurt. Hope you feel better. I actually have a huge knot on my hip even now from the injection 2 weeks ago. Lori
deleted_user
deleted_user

I didn't realize flexoril caused weight gain, I've been on it for over 2 years. Well crap, I have had help gaining this weight. i think I'm going to ask my doc if Robanix would help. honestly, I've taken it, and even when I don't take it, I don't feel any different. The doc gave me some sample of sklaxin and it was amazing.
whitsinn
whitsinn

I took flexeril for about a week, and I gained almost 10 pounds. When I asked my rhuemy about it, she said it can cause weight gain. I told her that I had the same problem ith Elavil. She then told me they were chemically similar.
deleted_user
deleted_user

WHISINN: THANK_YOU I THINK I FIGURED OUT MY PROBLEM W/THE WEIGHT GAIN!
i started taking flexirel & elvail in 2002 & gained alot of weight= thought it was boyfriend & eating to richly! stopped both of them & boyfriend & lost it!
started taking both again 2007 ,along w/lyrica & cymbolta over 2yr period have gained 30lbs
stopped the lyrica, cymbolta & elvail 2mo ago but started taking AMerix (time released flexaril)& it has really knocked out the pain, but ran out of scrip 2wks ago & started suppliments.
just got new script last week of amerix & have gained 10lbs HUMMMM thought it was the supplements!
have taken robatin & skelatin(still have some may just stop the amerix & try the robaxin(carbmate of guaifesion) & watch my salyitates & see if w/diet & excerise i can get this weight off! & control pain!
I think we all are better for ea other then these damn docs!
love ya all
XXXOOXO
paula
deleted_user
deleted_user

If i remember right the robaxin can be ruff on stomach if you don't eat food w/it!
i have crohnes= i think thats why doc switched me to flexril! since i have to have a muscle relaxer!