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A 31-year-old member asked:

i have a final exam tomorrow, so should i not take my darvocet or norflex (orphenadrine) before my final?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: Does either the darvocet or the Norflex (orphenadrine) make you drousy or "fog your mind" so you can't think quickly & clearly? If one does, keep it for after the exam; likewise, if both affect you thus. However, if pain or muscle spasm is going to distract you from concentrating on the exam, you must weigh the benefits vs the risks & take the least amount that keeps you comfortable yet mentally alert.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Tough question: If the pain will distract you then maybe consider taking them. I would be cautious however as both have the potential to make you sleepy.

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