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A 19-year-old male asked:

does it good to use 35mg of orphenedrine and 350mg of paracetamol 2 time for muscle spasm up to 2 or 3 month?

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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Family Medicine 45 years experience
No a good idea: If you still suffer of muscle spasms taken this drugs for 3 months without improving. Stop both and go to see a Doctor

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