Treating pain caused by muscle spasms. It is used in combination with rest, physical therapy, and other measures.
Chlorzoxazone is a skeletal muscle relaxant. Exactly how it works is unknown, but it is thought to work in the brain and spinal cord by inhibiting nerve impulses that maintain muscle spasm. This helps you by relieving pain and allowing you to move more easily.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Chlorzoxazone . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Chlorzoxazone . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Chlorzoxazone may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Chlorzoxazone as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Chlorzoxazone .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Dizziness; drowsiness; general body discomfort; lightheadedness; nausea; nervousness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; bloody or coffee-ground-like vomit; fever; weight loss; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea; difficulty breathing; headache; lightheadedness; nausea; unusual drowsiness or dizziness; vomiting; weak muscles.Proper storage of Chlorzoxazone :
Store Chlorzoxazone at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store in a tightly closed container away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Chlorzoxazone out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Chlorzoxazone . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.