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Norgesic

INDICATIONS

  1. Symptomatic relief of mild to moderate pain of acute musculoskeletal disorders.
  2. The orphenadrine component is indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomfort associated with acute painful musculoskeletal conditions.

The mode of action of orphenadrine has not been clearly identified, but may be related to its analgesic properties. Norgesic (orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine) and Norgesic (orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine) Forte do not directly relax tense skeletal muscles in man.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Norgesic (orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine) : Adults 1 to 2 tablets 3 to 4 times daily.

Norgesic (orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine) Forte: Adults ½ to 1 tablet 3 to 4 times daily.

HOW SUPPLIED

Norgesic (orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine) tablets can be identified by their two layers colored white and yellow. Each round tablet is embossed “NORGESIC (orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine) ” on one side and “3M” on the other and contains orphenadrine citrate (2-dimethylaminoethyl 2-methylbenzhydryl ether citrate) 25 mg, aspirin 385 mg, and caffeine 30 mg.

Norgesic (orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine) Forte tablets are exactly twice the strength of Norgesic (orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine) . They are identified by their scored capsule shape and by their two layers colored white and yellow. Each capsule shaped tablet is embossed “NORGESIC (orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine) FORTE” on one side and “3M” on the other and contains orphenadrine citrate 50 mg, aspirin 770 mg, and caffeine 60 mg.

Norgesic (orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine) and Norgesic (orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine) Forte also contain: lactose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, starch, sucrose, zinc stearate, and D&C yellow #10.

Norgesic (orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine) : Bottles of 100 tablets (NDC 0089-0231-10) and 500 tablets (NDC 0089-0231-50).

Norgesic (orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine) Forte: Bottles of 100 tablets (NDC 0089-0233-10) and 500 tablets (NDC 0089-0233-50).

Store below 30°C (86°F).

MAY 1998. 3M Pharmaceuticals, Northridge, CA 91324.

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/7/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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