Flexeril is a now-discontinued brand name for the drug cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant.
Cyclobenzaprine is a prescription medication, also sold under the name Amrix, that can become addictive if chronically misused. For this reason, it is sometimes bought and sold illegally.
Data shows that Flexeril costs an average $1 to $10 per pill in the United States bought on the street.
What Factors Can Affect The Street Value Of Flexeril?
Flexeril may not cost the same everywhere. Average street prices for Flexeril, and other commonly abused prescription drugs, can vary according to a range of factors.
Common factors known to affect illicit drug prices:
- drug dosage
- quantity/amount purchased
- local availability
- supply and demand
- where you’re buying from
Average Street Cost Of Flexeril
Generic and brand name cyclobenzaprine is manufactured in the form of a pill or tablet.
In the United States, there are three dosage amounts manufactured: 5 milligram (mg), 7.5 mg, and 10 mg tablets.
The average street cost of Flexeril, by dosage:
- 5 mg tablets: $1 to $5 per pill
- 7.5 mg tablets: $1 to $5 per pill
- 10 mg tablets: $2 to $10 per pill
Why Do People Buy Flexeril Illegally?
Flexeril is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant that is prescribed for the short-term treatment of pain and limitation of motion caused by muscle spasms.
But there are also reports of it being able to produce euphoria and relaxation when used for nonmedical purposes. It can also enhance the effects of other depressants.
Signs of Flexeril abuse include:
- taking higher doses than prescribed
- taking doses more often
- taking Flexeril without a prescription
- crushing and snorting pills
- mixing Flexeril with other drugs (e.g. opioid painkillers, benzodiazepines)
Risks Of Flexeril Drug Abuse
Abusing Flexeril can be dangerous, particularly if it’s taken in combination with other drugs. Mixing it with other depressants, including alcohol and opioids, can lead to overdose.
Overdose can lead to deadly outcomes if left untreated. Signs of this may include drowsiness, irregular heart rate, low blood pressure, seizures, and cardiac arrest.
In addition, the drug can also have other adverse side effects when taken in ways other than directed by a healthcare provider.
Treatment Options For Flexeril Abuse
Buying Flexeril through the black market can be a sign of drug abuse and addiction, which may require professional substance abuse treatment to overcome.
Treatment for Flexeril abuse may involve:
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- Radars System — StreetRX https://www.radars.org/radars-system-programs/streetrx.html
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) — CYCLOBENZAPRINE (Brand Name: Flexeril, Amrix) https://deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_chem_info/cyclobenzaprine.pdf
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) —FLEXERIL (CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCI) Tablets https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2003/017821s045lbl.pdf
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: NCBI — Cyclobenzaprine StatPearls https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513362/