Orphenadrine is used to treat muscle spasms/pain. It is usually used along with rest, physical therapy, and other treatment. Do not share this medication with others.
This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another condition unless your doctor directs you to do so. A different medication may be necessary in that case.
If you are taking this medication for a long time, laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed periodically to check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.
If you are using the extended-release tablets, do not crush or chew. Doing so can release all of the drugs at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split extended-release tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Before taking orphenadrine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: high pressure in the eye (glaucoma), stomach/intestinal/esophagus problems (such as ulcers, blockage), difficulty urinating (such as due to enlarged prostate), a certain type of muscle/nerve disease (myasthenia gravis), heart problems (such as fast/irregular heartbeat, heart failure).
Dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, and constipation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To relieve dry mouth, suck (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including mental/mood changes (such as confusion, anxiety, hallucinations), shaking (tremor), fast/pounding heartbeat, fainting, difficulty urinating, eye pain.
Is Norflex a narcotic muscle relaxer?
It acts in the central nervous system to produce its muscle relaxant effects. Norflex is used to help relax certain muscles in your body and to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by sprains, strains or other injuries to your muscles.
Does Norflex make you sleepy?
In some people, Norflex may cause blurred vision, drowsiness, dizziness, or to become drowsy, dizzy, lightheadedness or to faint or be less alert than usual. It may also cause muscle weakness. If you have any of these symptoms do not drive or operate machinery or do anything else that could be dangerous.
Does Norflex cause euphoria?
The effects of these compounds include sedation, relaxation, euphoria, and mood alteration. Side effects associated with muscle relaxants include agitation, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, fainting, sleep disturbance, loss of coordination, and vertigo.
Can you drink alcohol with Norflex?
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of orphenadrine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with orphenadrine.
Is Orphenadrine addictive?
Breaking or crushing the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Orphenadrine may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Orphenadrine should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction.