Chlorzoxazone is used for symptomatic treatment of muscle spasm and pain associated with acute musculoskeletal conditions. Take exactly as directed, with food. Do not increase dose or discontinue without consulting prescriber.
Chlorzoxazone act as a muscle relaxer. It works by blocking pain sensations or nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Chlorzoxazone when used together with rest and physical therapy can treat skeletal muscle conditions such as injury or pain.
Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it or if you are taking sodium oxybate. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding or if you have have liver problems or a blood disease called porphyria.
Stop using this medicine and consult your doctor if you experience any serious side effects including black, bloody, or tarry stools, nausea, itching, fainting, upper stomach pain, dark urine, loss of appetite and clay-coloured stools.
Chlorzoxazone is to be taken by mouth with or without food. Taking it with food reduces the risk of stomach upset. Do not take in this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow your doctor’s prescription carefully to ensure complete safety.
Do not use alcohol, prescriptive or OTC antidepressants, sedatives, or pain medications without consulting prescriber. May turn urine orange or red (normal). Report excessive drowsiness or mental agitation; palpitations, rapid heartbeat, or chest pain; skin rash or swelling of mouth or face; persistent diarrhoea or constipation; or unusual weakness or bleeding.
Symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, absent tendon reflexes, hypotension. Treatment is supportive following attempts to enhance drug elimination. Hypotension should be treated with I.V. fluids and/or Trendelenburg positioning.
Dialysis and hemoperfusion and osmotic diuresis have all been useful in reducing serum drug concentrations; the patient should be observed for possible relapses due to incomplete gastric emptying.
The most common use of this medication is:
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Is It safe with alcohol?Chlorzoxazone may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol. Taking diclofenac with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Chlorzoxazone is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Patients should not drive or operate machinery if they get affected symptoms like dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, visual disturbances.
Does this affect kidney function?This medicine should be used with caution in patients with underlying kidney disease. Please Consult your doctor.
Does this affect liver function?Use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this drug is initiated within 1 hour after its administration.
How long is the duration of effect?The drug will remain active for about 6 - 12 hours.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Chlorzoxazone as ingredient
This medication is used to treat muscle spasms and also the pain caused by the same. The drug belongs to the muscle relaxant category, but the no exact mechanism of action has been determined for the medication as of yet, but the drug suppresses the central nervous system to produce the desired effects.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
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