Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride is a skeletal muscle relaxant and an anti-cholinergic agent.
Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride is indicated for treatment of muscle spasm associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.
It is formulated as film coated tablets for oral route of administration.
Mechanism of action:
Cyclobenzaprine relieves muscle spasms through a central action, possibly at the brain stem level. It shows antagonistic action on serotonin receptor (5-HT2A and 5-HT2C) receptors in the brain stem to reduce tonic somatic motor activity, influencing both gamma and alpha motor neurons.