Symptomatic relief of mild to moderate pain of acute musculoskeletal disorders. The orphenadrine component is indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomfort associated with acute painful musculoskeletal conditions.
Norgesic (Aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine) muscle relaxant is used, along with rest and physical therapy, to treat injuries and other painful muscular conditions. The mode of action of orphenadrine has not been clearly identified, but may be related to its analgesic properties. Norgesic and Norgesic Forte do not directly relax tense skeletal muscles in man.
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Norgesic muscle relaxant may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking norgesic (aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine) muscle relaxant and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately: · an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); · an irregular or a very fast heartbeat; · confusion, hallucinations, or abnormal behavior; · red, black, or bloody stools; or · blood in vomit.
Take the missed dose of Norgesic (Aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine) as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this muscle relaxant.
The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.