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Parafon Forte

Parafon Forte Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Lorzone, Parafon Forte DSC

Generic Name: chlorzoxazone (Pronunciation: klor ZOX a zone)

What is chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte)?

Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxer. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain.

Chlorzoxazone is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.

Chlorzoxazone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte)?

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 out.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, dizziness, tired feeling;
  • restlessness;
  • slightly discolored urine; or
  • mild skin rash or bruising.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Parafon Forte (chlorzoxazone) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte)?

Before taking chlorzoxazone, tell your doctor if you have liver disease. You may need a lower dose or special monitoring during therapy.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of chlorzoxazone.

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Parafon Forte User Reviews

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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