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PARAFON FORTE DSC chlorzoxazone 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 this drug has not been clearly identified, but may be related to its sedative properties. Chlorzoxazone does not directly relax tense skeletal muscles in man.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Usual Adult Dosage: One caplet three or four times daily. If adequate response is not obtained with this dose, it may be increased to 11/2 caplets (750 mg) three or four times daily. As improvement occurs dosage can usually be reduced.
PARAFON FORTE® DSC (chlorzoxazone) 500 mg caplets, (capsule shaped tablet, colored light green, imprinted "PARAFON FORTE (chlorzoxazone) DSC" and "McNEIL," scored).
NDC 0045-0325-60, bottles of 100.
Dispense in tight container as defined in the official compendium. Store at controlled room temperature (15°-30°C, 59°-86°F).
OMP DIVISION, ORTHO-McNEIL PHARMACEUTICAL, INC. Raritan, NJ 08869. Revised August 2000. FDA Rev date: 12/1/2000
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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