Parafon Forte DSC

Generic Name: Chlorzoxazone

  • What is Parafon Forte DSC?

    Parafon Forte DSC 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, including muscle spasms. This medicine can reduce muscle contractions, relieve pain, and improve your mobility.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Parafon Forte DSC?

    Parafon Forte DSC can cause serious liver problems. Stop taking Parafon Forte DSC and tell your doctor immediately if you experience a fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, right upper abdominal pain, dark urine, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes).

    Taking Parafon Forte DSC with alcohol or other medications that can cause drowsiness can increase your risk of experiencing certain side effects, including drowsiness.

    Parafon Forte DSC can cause allergic reactions. Stop taking Parafon Forte DSC and tell your doctor immediately if you experience itching or redness of your skin.

  • Who should not take Parafon Forte DSC?

    Do not take Parafon Forte DSC if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Parafon Forte DSC?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Parafon Forte DSC. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have liver problems.

  • 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 1 caplet 3-4 times a day. Your doctor may give you a higher dose depending on your needs.

  • How should I take Parafon Forte DSC?

    Take Parafon Forte DSC exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Parafon Forte DSC?

    Do not take Parafon Forte DSC with alcohol or other medications that can cause drowsiness.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Parafon Forte DSC?

    If Parafon Forte DSC 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 Parafon Forte DSC with alcohol or other medications that can cause drowsiness.

  • What are the possible side effects of Parafon Forte DSC?

    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: allergic skin reactions, bruising, discomfort, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, red or purple spots on your body, stomach or intestinal bleeding, swelling

  • Can I receive Parafon Forte DSC if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Parafon Forte DSC 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 Parafon Forte DSC?

    If you miss a dose of Parafon Forte DSC, 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 Parafon Forte DSC?

    Store at room temperature.