Parafon Forte DSC (Oral)


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by Josh Rogers in Texas, 01/29/2008

Parafon Forte DSC (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Parafon Forte DSC (Oral)

Parafon Forte DSC (Oral) Medication Classification

CHLORZOXAZONE (By mouth)

Parafon Forte DSC (Oral) Brandname

Remular-S, Parafon Forte DSC

Parafon Forte DSC (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Chlorzoxazone (klor-ZOX-a-zone) Treats pain and stiffness caused by muscle spasm.Belongs to a class of drugs called muscle relaxants.

When To Not Use Parafon Forte DSC (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to chlorzoxazone. You should not use if you have had a recent heart attack, heart failure, a heart rhythm disorder, heart block, or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).

How Should You Use Parafon Forte DSC (Oral)

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • You may take the tablets whole or you may crush the tablets and mix them with a small amount of food or liquid.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Parafon Forte DSC (Oral) Storage

Store Parafon Forte DSC (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Parafon Forte DSC (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Parafon Forte DSC (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as Marplan® or Nardil® within the past 14 days.
  • Unless approved by your doctor, you should not use antidepressants, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, cold and allergy medicine, pain killers, or other muscle relaxants while using chlorzoxazone.
  • Do not drink alcohol while using this medicine.

Parafon Forte DSC (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you have kidney or liver disease or glaucoma.
  • You should not use more of this medicine, or use it for longer periods, than your doctor has ordered.
  • This medicine can cause drowsiness or blurred vision. Be careful while driving a car or operating machinery.
  • This medicine can sometimes cause your urine to turn an orange or red color. This is normal.

Parafon Forte DSC (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Skin rash or itching
  • Trouble breathing
  • Swelling of face or tongue
  • Yellowing of eyes or skin
  • Muscle weakness or slurred speech
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, clumsiness
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Heartburn or unpleasant taste

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