Mephenesin - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Mephenesin
International :Decontractyl, Dorotyl, Glotal, Mustret, Myorelax, Spasmend
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a muscle relaxant, prescribed for muscle spasm. It can be used as an antidote for strychnine poisoning.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):Contraindicated in patients with acute porphyria.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 1.5-3 g/day in divided doses. Topical Apply with rubefacient- Apply over the affected skin 3-4 times/day.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
It also comes as an ointment, to apply topically as directed by your physician.
Warnings and Precautions :It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Most Common - Lassitude, drowsiness, weakness, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, hypersensitivity reactions.