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FLEXERIL is indicated as an adjunct to rest and physical therapy for relief of muscle spasm associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.
Improvement is manifested by relief of muscle spasm and its associated signs and symptoms, namely, pain, tenderness, limitation of motion, and restriction in activities of daily living.
FLEXERIL should be used only for short periods (up to two or three weeks) because adequate evidence of effectiveness for more prolonged use is not available and because muscle spasm associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions is generally of short duration and specific therapy for longer periods is seldom warranted.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
For most patients, the recommended dose of FLEXERIL is 5 mg three times a day. Based on individual patient response, the dose may be increased to 10 mg three times a day. Use of FLEXERIL for periods longer than two or three weeks is not recommended. (see INDICATIONS AND USAGE).
Less frequent dosing should be considered for hepatically impaired or elderly patients (see PRECAUTIONS, Impaired Hepatic Function, and Use in the Elderly).
FLEXERIL tablets are available in 5 mg and 10 mg dosage strengths. The 5 mg tablets are yellow-orange, 5-sided, film coated tablets, coded FLEX over 5 on one side and without coding on the other. The 10 mg tablets are butterscotch yellow, 5-sided D-shaped bi-convex, film coated tablets, coded FLEXERIL on one side and without coding on the other. The two dosage strengths are supplied as follows:
5 mg 100 count bottle NDC 50458-280-10
10 mg 100 count bottle NDC 50458-874-11
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F). [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Manufactured by: McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc. Fort Washington, PA 19034. Manufactured for: McNeil Pediatrics Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Titusville, NJ 08560. Edition: April 2013This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/29/2013
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