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Norflex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is orphenadrine (Norflex)?
- What are the possible side effects of orphenadrine (Norflex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about orphenadrine (Norflex)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking orphenadrine (Norflex)?
- How should I take orphenadrine (Norflex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Norflex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Norflex)?
- What should I avoid while taking orphenadrine (Norflex)?
- What other drugs will affect orphenadrine (Norflex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Norflex)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Norflex)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of orphenadrine can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include blurred vision, fast heart rate, confusion, weak or shallow breathing, cold or clammy skin, feeling like you might pass out, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking orphenadrine (Norflex)?
Orphenadrine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of orphenadrine.
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by orphenadrine. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other muscle relaxer.
What other drugs will affect orphenadrine (Norflex)?
Before taking orphenadrine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- atropine (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
- bronchodilators such as ipratroprium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare); or
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with orphenadrine. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about orphenadrine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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