Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Lorzone, Parafon Forte DSC
Generic Name: chlorzoxazone (Pronunciation: klor ZOX a zone)
What is chlorzoxazone (Lorzone, Parafon Forte DSC)?
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.
Chlorzoxazone 500 mg-BAR
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Chlorzoxazone 500 mg-TEV
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Parafon Forte DSC
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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:
Less serious side effects may include:
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.
What is the most important information I should know about chlorzoxazone (Lorzone, Parafon Forte DSC)?
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.
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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