Norflex

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INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Norflex citrate extended-release tablets, USP are indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy and other measures for the relief of discomfort associated with acute painful musculo skeletal conditions.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Contraindicated in patients with glaucoma, pyloric or duodenal obstruction, stenosing peptic ulcers, prostatic hypertrophy or obstruction of the bladder neck, cardio-spasm (megaesophagus) and myasthenia gravis.

Contraindicated in patients who have demonstrated a previous hypersensitivity to the drug.

WARNINGS

Some patients may experience transient episodes of light-headedness, dizziness or syncope. Norflex citrate may impair the ability of the patient to engage in potentially hazardous activities such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle; ambulatory patients should therefore be cautioned accordingly.

PRECAUTIONS

Confusion, anxiety and tremors have been reported in few patients receiving propoxyphene and Norflex concomitantly. As these symptoms may be simply due to an additive effect, reduction of dosage and/or discontinuation of one or both agents is recommended in such cases.

Norflex citrate should be used with caution in patients with tachycardia, cardiac decompensation, coronary insufficiency, cardiac arrhythmias.

Safety of continuous long-term therapy with Norflex citrate has not been established. Therefore, if Norflex citrate is prescribed for prolonged use, periodic monitoring of blood, urine and liver function values is recommended.

PREGNANCY

Pregnancy Category C

Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Norflex citrate. It is also not known whether Norflex citrate can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Norflex citrate should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

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PEDIATRIC USE

Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

Adverse reactions of Norflex citrate are mainly due to the mild anti-cholinergic action of Norflex citrate and are usually associated with higher dosage. Dryness of the mouth is usually the first adverse effect to appear. When the daily dose is increased, possible adverse effects include tachycardia, palpitation, urinary hesitancy or retention, blurred vision, dilatation of pupils, increased ocular tension, weakness, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, constipation, drowsiness, hypersensitivity reactions, pruritus, hallucinations, agitation, tremor, gastric irritation and rarely urticaria and other dermatoses. Infrequently, an elderly patient may experience some degree of mental confusion. These adverse reactions can usually be eliminated by reduction in dosage. Very rare cases of aplastic anemia associated with the use of Norflex tablets have been reported. No causal relationship has been established.

DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

Norflex citrate has been chronically abused for its euphoric effects.[1] The mood elevating effects may occur at therapeutic doses of Norflex.[2]

OVERDOSAGE

Norflex citrate is toxic when overdosed and typically induces anti-cholinergic effects.[3] In a review of Norflex toxicity, the minimum lethal dose was found to be 2 to 3 grams for adults; however, the range of toxicity is variable and unpredictable.[4] Treatment for Norflex citrate overdose is evacuation of stomach contents (when necessary), charcoal at repeated doses, intensive monitoring and appropriate supportive treatment of any emergent anti-cholinergic effects.[5]

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Adults-Two tablets per day; one in the morning and one in the evening.

HOW SUPPLIED

Product: 68151-1463

NDC: 68151-1463-0 1 TABLET in a PACKAGE

Norflex Citrate ER 100 mg tabs

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Norflex pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Norflex available forms, composition, doses:

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Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Norflex destination | category:

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Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Norflex Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Norflex pharmaceutical companies:

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Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."ORPHENADRINE CITRATE TABLET [CARILION MATERIALS MANAGEMENT]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. "orphenadrine". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "orphenadrine". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0117... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Norflex?

Depending on the reaction of the Norflex after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Norflex not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Norflex addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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