Yes, you can take Flexeril while breastfeeding, but it's important to do so under the guidance of your healthcare provider. Flexeril is a muscle relaxant commonly used to relieve skeletal muscle spasms and associated pain.
According to a study in the Journal of Human Lactation2 , Flexeril is usually compatible with breastfeeding. However, it has the potential to cause side effects like sedation, dry mouth and constipation, which are factors to be aware of.
Additionally, some of the medication can pass into breast milk1 , but the amount is usually very small and unlikely to harm the baby. Nevertheless, it's always a good practice to monitor your little one for any changes in feeding and behavior.