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Drug information on Orphipal (Orphenadrine) from GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Orphipal

  Tablet  
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Generic : Orphenadrine
 12.41
50mg
10 Tablets
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Drug Name : Orphenadrine

Orphenadrine(Invagesic) generic Orphipal is a skeletal muscle relaxant, prescribed for discomfort associated with acute painful musculoskeletal conditions. It works by helping to decrease the pain.
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Other Trade Names for Orphenadrine

India : 

International : 

Invagesic, Norflex
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Orphipal may be prescribed


Side effects of Orphipal

   Most Common : Agitation, drowsiness, dizziness, emotion, hallucinations, headache and mental confusion.

   Gastrointestinal : Constipation, gastric irritation, nausea and vomiting.

   Heart : Palpitations and fast heart rate.

   Genitourinary : Urination hesitancy and urinary retention.

   Eye and ENT : Blurred vision, increased eye pressure, night blindness, pupil dilatation and nasal congestion.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- 150mg daily in divided doses increased by 50mg every 2-3 days. Maintenance dose of 150-300mg daily.
IV/IM- Adults - One 2 mL ampul (60 mg); may be repeated every 12 hours.

How to use Orphipal?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Orphipal not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, intestinal obstruction and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Orphipal

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of enlarged prostate, increased eye pressure, intestinal blockage, difficulty in swallowing, myasthenia gravis, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

Other Precautions for Orphipal

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Orphipal

Store it at controlled room temperature (15°-30°C).


Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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