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Parafon Forte DSC

Generic name: ChlorzoxazoneBrand names: Parafon Forte DSC

Why is Parafon Forte DSC prescribed?

Parafon Forte DSC is prescribed, along with rest and physical therapy, for the relief of discomfort associated with severe, painful muscle spasms.

Most important fact about Parafon Forte DSC

Although rare, serious, sometimes fatal liver problems have been reported in people using Parafon Forte DSC. You should stop taking Parafon Forte DSC and notify your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following signs of liver toxicity: fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, pain in the upper right part of your abdomen, dark urine, or yellow skin or eyes.

How should you take Parafon Forte DSC?

Take Parafon Forte DSC exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not increase the dose or take it more often than prescribed.

Parafon Forte DSC occasionally discolors urine orange or purple red.

--If you miss a dose...

Take it as soon as you remember, if it is within an hour or so of the missed time. Otherwise, skip the dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses a once.

--Storage instructions...

Store at room temperature in a tightly closed container.

Parafon Forte DSC side effects

Parafon Forte DSC rarely produces undesirable side effects. However, if any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Parafon Forte DSC.

Why should Parafon Forte DSC not be prescribed?

If you have had any reaction to Parafon Forte DSC, notify your doctor. Make sure he or she is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced.

Special warnings about Parafon Forte DSC

Be careful using Parafon Forte DSC if you have allergies or have ever had an allergic reaction to a drug. If you have a sensitivity reaction such as hives, redness, or itching of skin while you are taking Parafon Forte DSC, notify your doctor immediately.

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Parafon Forte DSC

Parafon Forte DSC may intensify the effects of alcohol. Be cautious about drinking alcohol while taking 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 drugs that slow the action of the central nervous system, such as Percocet, Valium, and Xanax.

Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

The effects of Parafon Forte DSC during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. This drug may appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Parafon Forte DSC is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment is finished.

Recommended dosage for Parafon Forte DSC


The usual dosage of Parafon Forte DSC is 1 caplet taken 3 or 4 times per day. If you do not respond to this dosage, your doctor may increase it to one and a half caplets (750 milligrams) taken 3 or 4 times per day.


Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical treatment immediately.

  • Symptoms of Parafon Forte DSC overdose may include:Diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, light-headedness, nausea, vomiting
  • Symptoms that may develop after a period of time include:Feeling of illness, loss of muscle strength, lowered blood pressure, sluggishness, troubled or rapid breathing
  • Parafon Forte DSC Prescribing Information (FDA)
  • Parafon Forte DSC MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
  • Parafon Forte DSC Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
  • Parafon Forte DSC Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
  • Chlorzoxazone Prescribing Information (FDA)
  • Chlorzoxazone Professional Patient Advice (Wolters Kluwer)

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