Orphenadrine is used to treat muscle spasm, and sometimes other conditions.
Take orphenadrine regularly as directed with a glass of water. Swallow the tablets whole. You can take it with or without food.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with orphenadrine including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Fast or irregular heartbeat
|Tell your doctor immediately|
|Tell your doctor|
Dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation or trouble peeing (anticholinergic effects)
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. February 2022
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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