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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Norflex (Definition)

Norflex is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more


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Three days ago the right side of my face started drooping. I went to the doctor and he prescribed norflex (orphenadrine) and stilpayn. Still happening ?

See another doctor: What you're describing could be the onset of bells palsy, a transient nerve condition. It should resolve with proper treatment. Muscle relaxers like Norflex (orphenadrine) rarely help. You may need to see a neurologist. ...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

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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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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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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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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