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Orphenadrine Citrate ER


Orphenadrine Citrate (generic Norflex) is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Orphenadrine is in a class of medications called skeletal muscle relaxants. It works by changing the way the body senses muscle pain.

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30  100mg Tablet$ 25.00$ 39.95$ 4.99$ 69.94
60  100mg Tablet$ 50.00$ 39.95$ 4.99$ 94.94
90  100mg Tablet$ 65.00$ 39.95$ 4.99$ 109.94
180  100mg Tablet$ 115.00$ 39.95$ 4.99$ 159.94

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Drug Facts for Orphenadrine Citrate / Generic Norflex

Alternate Names:
Norflex, Mephenamin, Disipal, Banflex, Flexon, Biorphen, Brocasipal, Dolan, Norgesic, Invagesic, Orphengesic, OrfenAce

Uses:
Orphenadrine Citrate (generic Norflex) is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Orphenadrine is in a class of medications called skeletal muscle relaxants. It works by changing the way the body senses muscle pain.

How to Use:
Orphenadrine Citrate comes as a tablet and an extended-release (long-acting) tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken twice a day. Try to take orphenadrine at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take orphenadrine exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the extended-release tablets whole. do not split, chew, or crush them.

Side Effects:
The following side effects may occur:
  • dry mouth
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • upset stomach
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • difficulty urinating
  • blurred vision
  • headache
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • fainting
  • confusion
  • hallucinations
  • skin rash
Orphenadrine may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you experience any unusual problems during your treatment with orphenadrine.

Precautions:
Tell your health care provider:
  • if you are allergic to orphenadrine or any other medications, or any of the ingredients in orphenadrine tablets or extended-release tablets
  • if you take:
    • amantadine (Symadine, Symmetrel)
    • fluphenazine (Prolixin)
    • haloperidol (Haldol)
    • medications for colds or allergies
    • medications for depression
    • perphenazine (Trilafon)
    • prochlorperazine (Compazine)
    • promethazine (Phenergan)
    • sedatives
    • sleeping pills
    • trifluoperazine (Stelazine)
  • if you have or have ever had glaucoma; myasthenia gravis; ulcers; a urinary tract or intestinal blockage; an enlarged prostate; an irregular heartbeat; or liver, kidney, or heart disease
  • all prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take
  • if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding; if you become pregnant while taking orphenadrine, call your doctor
  • if you are 65 years of age or older; older adults should not usually take orphenadrine because it is not as safe as other medications that can be used to treat the same condition
  • if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking orphenadrine
You should know that this medication may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how orphenadine will affect you.

Ask your doctor about the safe use of alcohol while you are taking this medication. Alcohol can make the side effects of orphenadrine worse.

Overdose Information:
Call 911 or seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of orphenadrine can be fatal. Overdose symptoms may include:
  • blurred vision
  • fast heart rate
  • confusion
  • weak or shallow breathing
  • cold or clammy skin
  • feeling like you might pass out
  • seizures (convulsions)
Missed Dose:
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Storage:
Store orphenadrine at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom.

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