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PARAFON FORTE® DSC
(chlorzoxazone) Caplets 500 mg
For Painful Musculoskeletal Conditions
Each caplet (capsule shaped tablet) contains:
Inactive ingredients: FD&C Blue No. 1, microcrystalline cellulose, docusate sodium, lactose (hydrous), magnesium stearate, sodium benzoate, sodium starch glycolate, pregelatinized corn starch, D&C Yellow No. 10.
What are the possible side effects of chlorzoxazone (Lorzone, Parafon Forte DSC)?
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 chlorzoxazone and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- black, bloody, or tarry stools;
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; or
- feeling like you might pass...
What are the precautions when taking chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte)?
Before taking chlorzoxazone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, 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: liver disease.
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults may be more sensitive...
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/18/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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