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Chlorzoxazone - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Chlorzoxazone

Generic Name : Chlorzoxazone
Pronunciation : klor zox' a zone
Latest prescription information about Chlorzoxazone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Muscle Relaxants
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Chlorzoxazone

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International : 

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Why is Chlorzoxazone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a muscle relaxant, prescribed for muscle spasm and the resulting pain or discomfort. It is used in combination with physical therapy, analgesics (such as aspirin or acetaminophen), and rest. 

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When should Chlorzoxazone not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, liver disease, porphyria, lactation.

What is the dosage of Chlorzoxazone?

Oral: The recommended initial dose is 500 mg 3-4 times/day. May reduce to 250 mg 3-4 times/day subsequently. Max: 750 mg 3-4 times/day.

How should Chlorzoxazone be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It usually is taken three or four times a day with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Chlorzoxazone?

• This drug may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while you are taking this medication.

• Caution needed for patients with history of allergic reactions, liver disease, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication.

• Monitor liver function regularly.

What are the side effects of Chlorzoxazone?

  Central Nervous System: Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, excitement, restlessness.
  Liver: Jaundice, liver damage.
  Miscellaneous: GI disturbances, irritability, allergic reactions (skin rash). Orange or reddish-purple urine.

What are the other precautions for Chlorzoxazone?

Avoid sharing this medication with other people.
If there is no improvement in your health condition or if they become worse, consult with your doctor.

What are the storage conditions for Chlorzoxazone?

Oral: Store at 15-30°C. Store it in air tight container and keep away from children.


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Dan-Nrb, United States

The side-effects of DOLOMED-MR on me were fast and furious. The drug was prescribed at a leading hospital in Nairobi, after recurrent left shoulder pain. I took the first pink tab at around 10.30pm after taking my supper. I started having Nausea the following morning and taking my breakfast so that I can take my second tab was a challenge. Immediately I took the second tab nausea worsened and I started vomiting. The previous night’s supper meal had not been digested. My entire body became weak and frail, started feeling cold and shivering; I had to take a bed rest for 3hours and stayed on without eating food just taking hot water until I feel well enough to eat. What’s the alternative medicine for this recurrent left shoulder pain?

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