Does anyone have acid reflux from taking Flexeril??

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   Posted 5/8/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor told me he would give me a rx for protonix sinc Flexeril has been known to give people acid reflux and heartburn.  Wow, I quit taking it just yesterday and all day I have felt like vomiting!!!!  This is why I called him in the first place, I quit taking it because I didn't think it helped much (apparently I was wrong!) and I feel like it gives me bad breath, with a funny feeling in my mouth.
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   Posted 5/8/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Flexeril and I don't get heartburn but I also take Prilosec OTC.

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   Posted 5/8/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Curlykraut.

Love your name, I do get burning from some of my meds but I don't take flexeril. When I search the web I found that acid reflux was a less common side effect so lucky you, huh?? My doc has be keep Prilosec on hand so I can take it if any meds bother my stomach. Just a thought...

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   Posted 5/9/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jules.  I don't take Flexeril, but I do take Etodolac (an NSAID) that really aggravates my reflux (which I already had).  I also take Prilosec, sometimes twice a day (it was prescribed for me that way). 
The literature that came with the Etodolac said to take it with a full glass of water help prevent digestive symptoms.  The water seems to help dilute it when it's digesting, so I'm wondering if taking the Flexeril with more water might help a little.  Just a thought.   Hope you feel better soon.  :-)
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   Posted 5/9/2009 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Prilosec OTC it is!!  Thank you to everyone!  What a wealth of information this site is!  Thanks. Jules smurf

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   Posted 5/13/2014 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I get acid reflux with flexeril (cyclobenzaprine). I looked around and found that since flexeril is a muscle relaxer, it MAY relax the esophageal sphincter muscle, thus, causing the acid reflux I have been getting. It may be happening to you.

It happened so often, that I quit taking my flexeril

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