10 patient evaluations for Cyclobenzaprine taken for the purpose of 'Stiffness/Spasticity'

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May 7, 2013 (Started Aug 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Muscle twitching)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 19, 2011 (Started Sep 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Was taken off by pain doc. Karen Nelson, MD
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 3, 2010 (Started Sep 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: They help my stiffness and spasms quite a bit, but because of a mix up with my mail order pharmacy, I have been out for a while and it could be 2 months until I can get some more.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Sep 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't think it is working as well as it was.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 24, 2011 (Started Oct 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My doctor gave me free samples because Medicare didn't cover it, she gave me months at a time, but is no longer getting them. By far, I can say this was one of the best medications I have ever taken!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 31, 2011 (Started May 10, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 9, 2010 (Started May 10, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2009 (Started Oct 09, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Muscle spasms in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Problems concentrating, Constipation, Urinary hesitancy, Headaches, Dry mouth, Memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Problems concentrating, Urinary hesitancy, Constipation, Constipation, Memory problems, Memory problems, Dry mouth, Headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Apr 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This works fairly well. There are times tho, that it feels like Nothing works.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 16, 2009 (Started Apr 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just don't expect a HUGE relief.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 16, 2009 (Started Nov 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: Urinary retention, Word finding difficulty

Mar 5, 2009 (Started Nov 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Word finding difficulty, Urinary retention)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have heard of cases where if you dont follow the exact dosing instructions, it can the exact opposite effect. So if you miss a dose dont double up!!
Side effects: Urinary retention, Word finding difficulty

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 24, 2008 (Started Jun 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 26, 2008 (Started Mar 04, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Take early in the evening... by 10pm, so that you have a full 8hrs to sleep. Better yet, use Zanaflex.... it's more effective.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Feb 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Dont think it does anything.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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