Orphenadrine is used to treat pain and muscle spasms associated with musculoskeletal conditions such as Parkinson's Disease.
Take Orphenadrine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may take Orphenadrine with or without food. Take it with food if you had an upset stomach.
If you are taking the sustain-release type of tablet (usually labeled as “XL”, “ER”), swallow it whole. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Alert your doctor if you have:
- glaucoma (increased in the eye)
- stomach blockage
- stomach ulcer
- prostate problems
- heart disease
- muscle weakness disorder
- urinary retention
as Orphenadrine may not be suitable for you.
Inform your doctor if you have:
- liver disease
- kidney disease
- thyrotoxicosis (overactive thyroid)
- high blood pressure
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Orphenadrine may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Other side effects include any of the following: headache, confusion, difficulty in sleeping, constipation, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, rash and weakness.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
- medicines for depression e.g. bupropion, doxepine
- dextropropoxyphene (pain reliever)
- amantadine (medicine for Parkinson's Disease)
- disopyramide (medicine for heart disease)
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Orphenadrine.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.