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Orphenadrine Compound Forte Medication
Long time in body: The half-life of orpehadrine is long, between 13-20 hours. So, ON AVERAGE, for 90% to be excreted from a person's system, it would take about 60 – 100 hours, or between 2.5 to about 4 days after stopping the medication. The effects would decrease much more quickly than that. ...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
Similar effects: Both are used as muscle relaxants and pain relievers. Methocarbamol(Robaxin) is a muscle relaxant that depresses nerves, centrally and peripherally. It is relared to Soma (carisoprodol). Orphenadrine is closely related to diphenhydramine (Benadryl), and is also used as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever. I It is in the antihistamine class of drugs. So, though used for same purpose, not alike. ...Read more
Was this ER Orphenad: If this was immediate release, it is safe. As with most extended release medications, they should not be broken, crushed, or chewed. Doing so can increase the amont of active ingredient "dumped" into the body and cause unwanted side effects. Always read your label or ask your pharmacist to see if this would be safe with your dosage form being taken. ...Read more
Hi I was recently prescribed Flexeril, Orphenadrine because I was in an accident. I've been trying to do some research on the orphenadrine. What are the effects of orphenadrine, is there a "high" feeling? As I do not want that because I refuse to get addic
No: Euphoria after Norflex (orphenadrine) would be unusual. ...Read more
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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
Norflex (orphenadrine): No, it is not safe until your doctor has said 300 mg is OK! ...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
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
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
Bad idea: Beer and both medications are depressants of brain function. All can make you sleepy. The combo could be very dangerous. ...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?
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 start working as an anti-inflammatory. I prefer skelaxin (metaxalone) as the muscle relaxer I use. Hope this helps. ...Read more