Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Drowsiness/reduced alertness: Cyclobenzaprine may impair the ability to perform hazardous tasks such as operating machinery or driving a vehicle. Do not drive or engage in other activities requiring alertness if the medication affects you in this way.
Length of treatment: The use of cyclobenzaprine for periods longer than 2 or 3 weeks is not recommended.
Medical conditions: If you have a history of urinary retention, angle-closure glaucoma, or increased eye pressure, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: This medication may pass into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking cyclobenzaprine, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of cyclobenzaprine for children below the age of 15 have not been established.