Flexeril Generic, Brand, And Street Names

Last Updated: June 10, 2020

Authored by Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and helps in treating skeletal muscle pains associated with minor injuries. As far as Flexeril is used for recreational purposes sometimes, it is important to know all other names for Cyclobenzaprine. There are several street and generic names for Cyclobenzaprine that people use to obtain it illegally, although Flexeril drug class is not widely used for that purpose.

Street Names Of Flexeril

  • Mellow Yellow: While not a very popular drug among recreational users, it is known by addicts with experience abusing prescription drugs and a desire for sedative highs. Flexeril gets the slang term due to the color that is available in the tablet and powder form sometimes.
  • Cyclone: This is a  very common cyclobenzaprine street name, which is a simple derivative from the chemical name of the substance. However, some people believe this name was given mainly because it gives a cyclone-like rush to the person using it.
  • Flexies: Flexies is a slang term that is used to describe Flexeril casually, also derived from the brand name.
  • Whitney Houston: Called after the popular American singer, many addicts use this as a sneaky street name for cyclobenzaprine to procure it illegally. The Flexeril 10mg street value is relatively low making the production not very cost effective. Thus, the dealers usually obtain the drug from the pharmacies.

Cyclobenzaprine Brand and Generic Names

Given below are some common Cyclobenzaprine brand and generic terms that people use to buy this substance:

  • Flexeril: This is the most popular brand name of this muscle relaxant. This brand has been discontinued for use in the USA by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Flexeril is produced by Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc, headquartered in Belgium. Janssen Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
  • Amrix: This is the brand name for Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride extended-release capsules. Amrix is produced by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. is an Israeli multinational company headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel.
  • Fexmid: The 7.5mg formulation of cyclobenzaprine goes under the brand name of Fexmid. Fexmid is produced by Casper Pharma, a pharmaceutical company based in East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.different cyclobenzaprine brands
  • FusePaq Tabradol: FusePaq Tabradol is another brand that is applicable for cyclobenzaprine. FusePaq Tabradol is manufactured by Fusion Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is a spin-out of the Center for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC).
  • Mylan-Cyclobenzaprine is another name for cyclobenzaprine. It is produced by Mylan Pharmaceuticals, an American global specialty and generic company headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Comfort Pac with Cyclobenzaprine – There are several different types of Comfort Pac including this one. Comfort Pac with Cyclobenzaprine is produced by PD-RX Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company and a VAWD-accredited wholesaler and distributor of generics, specialty drugs, injectables, and select brands.
  • Apo-Cyclobenzaprine: This is a D-shaped tablet containing 10 mg of the drug. Cyclobenzaprine is often marketed out under this generic name. Apo-Cyclobenzaprine is manufactured by Apotex Inc., a Canadian pharmaceutical company.
  • Novo-Cycloprine: This is another generic for Flexeril, available in capsules and tablets of different dosages. Novo-Cycloprine is manufactured by Teva Canada Ltd, one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in Canada. It was founded as Novopharm in 1965, but renamed to Teva NovoPharm in 2000, and Teva Canada in 2010.

Reasons to Know Other Names For Cyclobenzaprine

These are the reasons why one should have these names at the back of the mind;

  • If one knows these other names, it becomes easier to identify the drug being prescribed by a physician as Cyclobenzaprine.
  • If an individual has allergies, it is important to know the other brand names of cyclobenzaprine as well as the inactive ingredients in each brand. All the brands are similar in containing the same active ingredient – cyclobenzaprine but differ in other inactive ingredients. Some of these inactive ingredients, such as gluten, may cause allergies or hypersensitivity reactions.
  • It helps to identify the different brand names, so one knows which brand has been discontinued and which is approved.
  • The street names are often used when people want to avoid getting caught. If an individual knows the various street names for cyclobenzaprine, it becomes easy to detect if a child or a loved wants to use the drug for recreational purposes.
  • One is safer knowing the various street names of cyclobenzaprine. People who attempt to “dose” someone else’s food or drink with cyclobenzaprine without the person knowing often refer to the drug using one of its street terms. Therefore, knowing these terms keeps one safe.

Get Help With Cyclobenzaprine Addiction

Street-smart drug names can often cause a surge in addiction cases across the country. If abused, cyclobenzaprine is a harmful drug mainly due to the Flexeril half-life that causes hangover effects in the morning because of the accumulation of the drug in the system after multiple dosing. However, it is possible to achieve a complete recovery in one of the rehabilitation facilities. The process of addiction therapy does not necessarily require a substantial lifestyle change.

Page Sources

  1. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/daf/index.cfm?event=overview.process&ApplNo=017821

Published on: November 30th, 2018

Updated on: June 10th, 2020

About Author

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

After successful graduation from Boston University, MA, Sharon gained a Master’s degree in Public Health. Since then, Sharon devoted herself entirely to the medical niche. Sharon Levy is also a certified addiction recovery coach.


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