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Dr. Al Hegab
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Norflex (Overview)

Norflex is a muscle relaxant which is a kind of pain medication.


Dr. Al Hegab
32 doctors shared insights

Norflex (Overview)

Norflex is a muscle relaxant which is a kind of pain medication.


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How much time does it take for Valium and norflex (orphenadrine) to wear off?

How much time does it take for Valium and norflex (orphenadrine) to wear off?

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

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I currently take 5 to 10 mg. Of Valium at bedtime as part of treatment for interstitial cystitis. Can i take norflex (orphenadrine) to help with back muscle tightness also?

I currently take 5 to 10 mg. Of Valium at bedtime as part of treatment for interstitial cystitis. Can i take norflex (orphenadrine) to help with back muscle tightness also?

Interstitial cystiti: Ic is quite often associated with high tone pelvic floor musculature. This contributes to overall pelvic aching ; is a major factor for dyspareunia. Muscle relaxers, including valium, do have a role in treating this aspect of ic. I often prescribe valium vaginal suppositories rather than oral valium. Regardless of how it's ingested though, valium can be addicting. ...Read more

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I take 10 mg of Valium at bedtime as part of treatment for ic. I have recently been prescribed norflex (orphenadrine) for back problems. Is it dangerous to take these meds within the same 12 to 24 hour period?

Depends.: These drugs are synergistic in that both causes muscle relaxation and it can be very sedating if taken at the same time. Keep at l;east 4 hours between and time it when you are at home, don't drive or operate heavy machineries. Needless to say, do not drink alcohol with both. Be safe. ...Read more

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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

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Is norflex (orphenadrine) addicting?

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

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How much time does it take for Valium and norflex (orphenadrine) to wear off?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for Valium and norflex (orphenadrine) to wear off?

How long is it supposed to it take for Valium and norflex (orphenadrine) to wear off?

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

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Is norflex (orphenadrine) a narcotic?

Is norflex (orphenadrine) a narcotic?

No: It's not a narcotic although the mechanism of action for analgesia is not known. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Norflex allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Norflex allergy?

Norflex allergy: Norflex (Orphenadrine) is a muscle relaxant. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/norflex.html ...Read more

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

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

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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

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What is the difference between Soma and norflex (orphenadrine)?

What is the difference between Soma and norflex (orphenadrine)?

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

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Whats the difference between taking Soma and norflex (orphenadrine)?

Whats the difference between taking Soma and norflex (orphenadrine)?

Similar: 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

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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?

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?

Back spasms: 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