What is it used for?
CHLORZOXAZONE helps to relieve pain and stiffness in muscles and can treat muscle spasms.
What should I discuss with my physician prior to taking this medicine?
Please do tell your physician if you have any of the following conditions:
- drink more than 3 alcohol containing drinks per day
- liver diseases
- an unusual or allergic reaction to chlorzoxazone, other medicines, lactose, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How is this medicine should be taken?
This medicine should be taken orally accompanied with a full glass of water. If this medicine upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. This medicine should be taken at the regular intervals. You should never take this medicine more often than prescribed.
Contact your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine by children. Special care might be necessary.
Overdosage: If you suspect an overdosage, get in touch with the nearest poison control center or emergency room immediately.
NOTE: This medicine is only intended for your use. You should never share it with the others.
What to do if I missed a dose?
If the time has almost come for the next dose, only that one should be taken. You should never take double or extra doses; a single doze is sufficient for the purposes.
What are the possible interactions with the other medicine/food/etc?
- alcohol or medicines that contain alcohol
- barbiturates like phenobarbital
- medicines for pain
- muscle relaxants
- phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
Provide your physician with a list of all the medicine, including herbs and non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements that you are using. Do let them know if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use any of the illegal drugs or drinks with caffeine or alcohol. Some of those items may also interact with your medicine, causing undesired consequenses. Please always consult with your health care professional prior to stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What should I watch for while taking this medicine?
Check with your doctor or health care professional if your condition does not improve.
You may experience drowsiness or dizziness symptoms. You shouldn’t drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how exactly this medicine affects you. Do not stand up or sit up quickly, especially if you are a senior patient. This is to reduce the risk of possible dizziness or fainting spells. Alcohol may cause interference with this medicine’s effect. Refrain from using alcohol at all costs.
Does this medicine have any possible side effects?
The following side effects should be reported to your doctor or health care professional as soon as they are noticed:
- allergic reactions like skin rashes, itching or hives,face, lips, or tongue swelling
- darkened brown urine
- difficulty breathing
- nausea or vomiting
- severe stomach pain
- unusual weakness or feeling tired
- yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes
The side effects listed below usually do not necessarily require any medical attention (please do report them to your physician if they are recurrent or bothersome):
- loss of appetite
- orange or purple-red color of the urine
Other side effects are also possible, the above list is not all inclusive.
Where should I store it?
Keep this medicine out of the children’s reach.
This medicine should be stored at the room temperatures between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of any unused medicine after the expiry date is reached.