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Is Norflex A Narcotic
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
No: Euphoria after Norflex (orphenadrine) would be unusual. ...Read more
Norflex (orphenadrine) & Valium?: These two drugs should only be prescribed by an MD In very specific cases, as they are both CNS depressants. valium ( a benzodiazepine) has a half life of 12 - 24 hrs, which means is takes 12 -24 hours for the amount in your blood stream to reduce by half. Norflex (orphenadrine) has a 16 h half life, so again, it will take 16 hours for half of the amount in your bloodstream to be eliminated. ...Read more
Depends: A drugs clearance depends on a number of factors. Generally speaking, with normal kidney and liver function both valium and Norflex (orphenadrine) should have negligible effects after about 7 excretion half lives which are 14 hours for Norflex (orphenadrine) and 30 hours for valium. We generally recommend that patients not drive for 24 hours after taking valium, which is the longer half life of the two medications. ...Read more
Yes it may be: Is a muscle relaxant.It works by blocking nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Norflex (orphenadrine) has euphoric effects. Therefore, potential addiction or habit-forming is a good possibility. The medicine should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. The mood elevating effects may occur even at therapeutic doses of the drug. ...Read more
Norflex (orphenadrine): No, it is not safe until your doctor has said 300 mg is OK! ...Read more
I have a final exam tomorrow, so should I not take my darvocet or norflex (orphenadrine) before my final?
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. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my friend admitted to me that she is addictive to norflex (orphenadrine). long ago she had a back operation and was addictive?
Not sure what? Is: What can I suggest for you? None of us can ultimately get someone else to stop hurting themselves - they have to decide that it is a problem. You can express your concern about them and tell them you care, but pushing your point of view can become nagging and be counterproductive. Norflex (orphenadrine) does not cause physical dependency, so it is a psychological issue. Try Alanon for your issues with her. ...Read more
See below: They are both characterized as muscle relaxants but in truth they both have a sedating effect and probably cause relaxation through that effect, not for their direct effect on muscles. They are completely different chemically and have different breakdown products in the body. ...Read more
Carisoprodol, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries.
Orphenadrine is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. ...Read more
Yes short term:
Yes, they can be used together but preferably not for longer than a week.
Try some physiotherapy as an adjunt as it often relieves the problem. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with severe back spasms on my lower right side. I have tried heat, TENS, Norflex, (orphenadrine) and stretching. Any other Tx ideas?
Some easy remedies are magnesium - we use it in IV drips but you can soak in Epson salt bath - just put about 5-6 cups in the bath (this is magnesium). Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxer. I also like high dose omega 3 fish oil (around 5000 mg) at this does it starts working as an anti-inflammatory.
I prefer skelaxin (metaxalone) as the muscle relaxer I use.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
Difference between orphenadrine citrate 100mg (norflex) and orphenadrine comp tablet san (norgesic)?
Orphenadrine citrate 100mg (norflex) versus orphenadrine comp tablet san (norgesic), which is better?
Norflex (orphenadrine) vs norgesic: There is no such thing as "best", "better" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more
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Bad idea: Beer and both medications are depressants of brain function. All can make you sleepy. The combo could be very dangerous. ...Read more
My wife has lower back/buttocks pain due to pregnancy. Can we use TranSAct plasters and/or Norflex to elevate pain? Is it safe?
Have been having a painfull headache every night for some tym now, have been prescribed ibuprofen and now norflex (orphenadrine) but still in pain, pliz help?
Norflex (orphenadrine) is an: Antispasmotic. (Not a pain reliever). It is often taken along with other agents that relieve pain. ...Read more
Dr. Wrote for norflex (orphenadrine) for the muscle tension&stiffness that I have in the back of my neck that he says is from TMJ will that help? And will bite help
Make you sleepy: I have not had much success with muscle relaxers. I rarely use them. Neck problems can cause tempormandibular symptom, but not the other way around. If you have referred pain to your neck from the tmj's (jaw joints), then palpation of the joints should elicit discomfort. If that is the case an occlusal splint may help with symptoms, . ...Read more
Lowerback pain since yesterday afternoon. 0515hrs I had Norflex, 60mg of codeine. 0545hrs & 1120hrs 2 paracetamol and 2 ibuprofen. Still pain 7/10?
Quality of pain?:
Any fevers? Rash? Pain upon urination or discolored/bloody urine? history of UTI? Back pain could be due to various reasons. It may be muscular pain, spinal pain, or issues with the kidney such as a kidney stone, etc. If you can answer more questions, it will help me guide you to what may be the best treatment. Have you had this pain before? Please go to the ER if pain worse. ...Read more