Orphenadrine Citrate Tablets

Generic Name: Orphenadrine

  • What is Orphenadrine Citrate Tablets?

    Orphenadrine citrate extended-release 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.

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

    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.

  • Who should not take Orphenadrine Citrate Tablets?

    Do not take orphenadrine citrate if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Also, do not take orphenadrine citrate 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 Tablets?

    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 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: The recommended dose is 2 tablets a day, one in the morning and one in the evening.

  • How should I take Orphenadrine Citrate Tablets?

    Take orphenadrine citrate extended-release tablets exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Orphenadrine Citrate Tablets?

    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 Tablets?

    If orphenadrine citrate is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining orphenadrine citrate with propoxyphene.

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

    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 Tablets 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 Tablets?

    If you miss a dose of orphenadrine citrate, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Orphenadrine Citrate Tablets?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from light.