What is yurelax?

Yurelax is a medicine, which acts directly on the musculoskeletal system as a muscle relaxant and is indicated for the relief of pain due to muscle spasms, but it is not an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug, since its mechanism of action is not on the muscle but on the Central Nervous System (CNS). (1)

Each capsule contains as active substance cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride, a drug closely related to tricyclic antidepressants that acts as a CNS depressant, mitigating the symptoms of muscle pain. (2)

The presentation of yurelax, is in a box of 30 capsules of 10 mg of cyclobenzaprine and its administration is in fractional doses orally, 1 capsule every 8 hoursthree times a day with water.

You should know: Treatment with yurelax 10 mg cannot exceed 3 continuous weeks. An improvement is expected from15 minutes after the first intake and its effect lasts approximately8 hours.

On the other hand, the dose of this medicine can reach 40 mg daily, being the maximum daily dose of cyclobenzaprine and according to medical recommendation, 60 mg daily.

What is yurelax used for?

Cyclobenzaprine is indicated for the treatment of acute muscle spasm, fibromyalgia, localized trauma or those associated with lumbosacral or cervical radiculopathy such as neck contracture , as well as other pain in the musculoskeletal system. (3)

Note: Studies indicate the effectiveness in the use of this drug, mainly due to the rapid symptomatic relief it provides. (4)

side effects of yurelax

Treatment with yurelax may cause the following side effects in some patients:

  • Allergy to the components of the drug.
  • Dryness and bad taste in the mouth.
  • Drowsiness and dizziness.
  • Blurry vision.
  • Urinary retention, anxiety, agitation and seizures.

Important: If you notice any of these reactions while taking yurelax, it is recommended to consult your doctor immediately.

Yurelax contraindications

The use of this muscle relaxant is contraindicated in patients with the following characteristics:

  • If you are allergic to cyclobenzaprine or any of the components of yurelax.
  • In patients with untreated angle-closure glaucoma.
  • In patients receiving monoamine oxidase inhibitors, who should discontinue these drugs at least 14 days before consuming cyclobenzaprine.
  • If you are pregnant or plan to be.
  • If you are breastfeeding, since its presence in breast milk has not been studied.
  • In patients with medication for Parkinson’s disease, antibiotics or pain relievers such as tramadol.

To highlight: It is advisable to review your health history with your doctor in order to recommend the use of this medication.

Key Findings

  • Yurelax is a medication that acts as a muscle relaxant.
  • It is indicated in patients with acute muscle spasms, fibromyalgia and pain in the musculoskeletal system.
  • Yurelax is not an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug that acts on the muscle, but on the CNS.
  • This medicine is a Central Nervous System depressant, so it must be prescribed by a specialist doctor.

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