What is Amrix?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Cyclobenzaprine

Amrix® is a brand name for the drug cyclobenzaprine, a skeletal muscle relaxant used in the treatment of muscle spasm associated with acute painful musculoskeletal conditions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle spasms 34 17
Fibromyalgia 13 10
Pain 13 7
Stiffness/Spasticity 7 4
Muscle spasms in neck and shoulders 3 1
Headaches 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 7
Mild 7
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amrix

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 3
Weight gain 2
Constipation 1
Drowsy in a.m. 1
Dry mouth 1
Grogginess 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Amrix

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 13
Doctor's advice 7
Expense 5
Side effects too severe 5
Change in health plan coverage 3
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 29 patients who’ve stopped taking Amrix

Duration

Stopped taking Amrix

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 23
Usually 4
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 27
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 6
$25-49 3
< $25 12
Not specified 9
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6 patient evaluations for Amrix

28 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

Hope_In_Christ
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Hope_In_Christ
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 28
Condition: Central Sensitivity Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Central Sensitivity Syndrome

See Hope_In_Christ's full Amrix history

Jun 13, 2011 (Started Feb 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
Miksirch
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Miksirch
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See Miksirch's full Amrix history

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
MochaGoddess
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MochaGoddess
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F48y
FM:7y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See MochaGoddess's full Amrix history

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Sep 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Drowsy in a.m.)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Drowsy in a.m.

  • 0 helpful marks
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