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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Norflex (Overview)

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


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What does norflex (orphenadrine) contain ?

What does norflex (orphenadrine) contain ?

Muscle relaxant: Norflex is the brand name for the muscle relaxant orphenadrine. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
30 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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What does norflex (orphenadrine) contain ?

Muscle relaxant: Norflex is the brand name for the muscle relaxant orphenadrine. ...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