Orphenadrine (By injection)
Used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relieve discomfort caused by certain health problems or by injuries (such as sprains or strains).
Skeletal Muscle Relaxant, Centrally Acting (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Orphenadrine is used to help relax certain muscles in your body and relieve the stiffness, pain, and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, or other injury to your muscles. However, this medicine does not take the place of rest, exercise or physical therapy, or other treatment that your doctor may recommend for your medical problem .
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription .
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
If a dose is missed:
Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using propoxyphene (such as Darvon® or Darvocet®).
When Not To Use
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to orphenadrine. You should not use this medicine if you have glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, an enlarged prostate, or urinary tract blockage. Ask your doctor before using this medicine if you have digestive tract problems such as a stomach ulcer, intestinal blockage, or megaesophagus (enlarged or dilated esophagus).
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Fast or pounding heartbeat.
Lightheadedness or fainting.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Weakness, tremors, or shaking.
Trouble urinating, or a decrease in how much or how often you urinate.
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Antiflex, Mio-Rel, Norflex, Orfro, Orphenate
There may be other brand names for this medicine.