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Pain medications are drugs used to relieve discomfort associated with disease, injury, or surgery. Because the pain process is complex, there are many types of pain drugs that provide relief by acting "...
(orphenadrine citrate) Injection
Orphenadrine citrate is the citrate salt of orphenadrine (2-dimethylaminoethyl 2- methylbenzhydryl ether citrate). It occurs as a white, crystalline powder having a bitter taste. It is practically odorless; sparingly soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol.
Norflex Injection contains 60 mg of orphenadrine citrate in aqueous solution in each ampul. Norflex (orphenadrine) Injection also contains: sodium bisulfite NF, 2.0 mg; sodium chloride USP, 5.8 mg; sodium hydroxide, to adjust pH; and water for injection USP, q.s. to 2 mL.
What are the possible side effects of orphenadrine (Norflex)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using orphenadrine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
- confusion, anxiety, agitation, tremors, hallucinations;
- seizure (convulsions); or
- urinating less than usual or not at all.
Less serious side effects may include:
- dry mouth or throat;
- blurred vision, dilated...
What are the precautions when taking orphenadrine injection (Norflex)?
Before using orphenadrine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as sulfites), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: high pressure in the eye (glaucoma), stomach/intestinal/esophagus problems (such as ulcers, blockage), difficulty urinating (such as due to enlarged prostate), a certain type of muscle/nerve disease (myasthenia gravis), heart problems (such as fast/irregular heartbeat, heart failure).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that...
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/19/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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