Norflex

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Orphenadrine citrate is the citrate salt of orphenadrine (2-dimethylaminoethyl 2- methylbenzhydryl ether citrate). It occurs as a white, crystalline powder having a bitter taste. It is practically odorless; sparingly soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol.

Norflex Injection contains 60 mg of orphenadrine citrate in aqueous solution in each ampul. Norflex (orphenadrine) Injection also contains: sodium bisulfite NF, 2.0 mg; sodium chloride USP, 5.8 mg; sodium hydroxide, to adjust pH; and water for injection USP, q.s. to 2 mL.

What are the precautions when taking orphenadrine injection (Norflex)?

Before using orphenadrine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as sulfites), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: high pressure in the eye (glaucoma), stomach/intestinal ulcers or blockage, enlarged prostate, bladder problems, a certain esophagus problem (megaesophagus/cardiospasm), a certain type of muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart problems (e.g.,...

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Norflex Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, vision changes, headache, stomach upset, dry mouth, or constipation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, anxiety, hallucinations), shaking, fast/pounding heartbeat, fainting, difficulty urinating, eye pain.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using orphenadrine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as sulfites), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: high pressure in the eye (glaucoma), stomach/intestinal ulcers or blockage, enlarged prostate, bladder problems, a certain esophagus problem (megaesophagus/cardiospasm), a certain type of muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart problems (e.g., fast/irregular heartbeat, heart failure).

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. Limit alcoholic beverages.

To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

The elderly may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially confusion.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.



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