Parafon Forte

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Each caplet (capsule shaped tablet) contains:

Chlorzoxazone*...............................500 mg

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.

*5-chlorobenzoxazolinone

What are the possible side effects of chlorzoxazone (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:

  • nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • black, bloody, or tarry stools;
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; or
  • ...

Read All Potential Side Effects and See Pictures of Parafon Forte

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.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: 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. Limit alcoholic beverages.

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

It is not known...

Read All Potential Precautions of Parafon Forte


Parafon Forte Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dizziness, tiredness, upset stomach, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

This medication may temporarily cause your urine to turn orange or reddish-purple. This effect is harmless and will go away when the medication is stopped.

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 immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: black/bloody stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, persistent sore throat).

This medication may rarely cause very serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Stop taking this medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of these side effects occur: loss of appetite, persistent/severe tiredness, persistent nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention 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 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.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: 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. Limit alcoholic beverages.

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.


Parafon Forte Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Parafon Forte DSC

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

  • What is chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte)?
  • What are the possible side effects of chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte)?
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte)?
  • How should I take chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Parafon Forte)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Parafon Forte)?
  • What should I avoid while taking chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte)?
  • What other drugs will affect chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte)?
  • Where can I get more information?

What is chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte)?

Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant. 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 other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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:

  • nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • black, bloody, or tarry stools;
  • 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. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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.

Chlorzoxazone can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of chlorzoxazone.

Related Drug Centers
  • Parafon Forte


Related Drugs Index: