Orphenadrine Citrate Injection

Generic Name: Orphenadrine

  • What is Orphenadrine Citrate Injection?

    Orphenadrine citrate injection is a medicine used in combination with rest, physical therapy, and other measures, for the relief of discomfort associated with acute (sudden) painful musculoskeletal conditions. Orphenadrine citrate injection can be administered intravenously (through a vein in your arm) or intramuscularly (injected into the muscle).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Orphenadrine Citrate Injection?

    Orphenadrine citrate can cause lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how orphenadrine citrate affects you.

    Also, if you take orphenadrine citrate in combination with propoxyphene, you can experience confusion, anxiety, or tremors.

    Orphenadrine citrate should be used with caution if you have a rapid or irregular heartbeat, or other heart problems.

    Orphenadrine citrate can be habit-forming, which can lead to abuse for its mood elevating effects.

    Orphenadrine citrate injection contains sodium bisulfate, a sulfite that can cause an allergic reaction that may result in death if not immediately treated. If you have asthma, you can be more at risk of having sulfite sensitivity.

  • Who should not take Orphenadrine Citrate Injection?

    Your doctor will not administer orphenadrine citrate to you if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Also, your doctor will not administer orphenadrine citrate to you if you have glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), pyloric or duodenal (upper intestinal) obstruction, stomach ulcers causing narrowing of your intestines, an enlarged esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth and stomach), an enlarged prostate, or myasthenia gravis (a disease characterized by long-lasting fatigue and muscle weakness).

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Orphenadrine Citrate Injection?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with orphenadrine citrate. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have asthma; glaucoma; heart, stomach, intestine, esophagus, or prostate problems; myasthenia gravis; or are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you based on your condition.

  • How should I take Orphenadrine Citrate Injection?

    Your doctor will administer orphenadrine citrate injection to you.

  • What should I avoid while taking Orphenadrine Citrate Injection?

    Do not miss your scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor. Do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery until you know how orphenadrine citrate affects you.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Orphenadrine Citrate Injection?

    If orphenadrine citrate is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following prior to treatment with orphenadrine citrate: propoxyphene.

  • What are the possible side effects of Orphenadrine Citrate Injection?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: agitation, allergic reactions, blurred vision, constipation, difficulty urinating, dilation of your pupils, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, eye problems, hallucinations, headache, irregular or rapid heartbeat, itching, nausea, skin disorders, stomach irritation, tremors, vomiting, weakness

  • Can I receive Orphenadrine Citrate Injection if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of orphenadrine citrate during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Orphenadrine Citrate Injection?

    Orphenadrine citrate injection should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor.

  • How should I store Orphenadrine Citrate Injection?

    Your doctor will store this medication for you.