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Orphenadrine - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Orphenadrine is used to treat pain and muscle spasms associated with musculoskeletal conditions such as Parkinson's Disease.

How do I take this medicine?

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.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

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.

When should I not use this medicine?

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.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

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.

What side effects could I experience?

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.

Can I take this with other medicines?

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.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Orphenadrine - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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