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Last updated on November 22nd, 2021

Parafon (Chlorzoxazone)

Generic name: Chlorzoxazone

Brand names: Chlorzoxazone

What is/are Parafon/Chlorzoxazone Tablets?

Parafon aids to relieve pain and stiffness in muscles and can remedy muscle spasms. This medicine may be taken for other aim; ask your nurse if you have questions.

What should I tell my pediatrician before I use this drug?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • drink more than 3 alcohol containing drinks per day
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to chlorzoxazone, other medicines, lactose, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I take this medicine?

Take this specific by mouth with a full tumbler of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If this specific upsets your stomach, use it with food or milk. Take your pill at regular intervals. Do not take your remedy more often than directed.

report to your doctor regarding the use of this drug in children. Special cure may be needed.


If you think you have used too much of this pill contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

Note: This pharmaceutical is only for you. Do not share this drug with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only the next dose. Do not take double or extra doses.


What may interact with this remedy?

  • alcohol or medicines that contain alcohol
  • antihistamines
  • barbiturates like phenobarbital
  • benzodiazepines
  • medicines for pain
  • muscle relaxants
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine

This catalogue may not show all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a catalogue of all the drugs, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also inform them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your drug.

What side effects may I notice from this pharmaceutical?

Side effects that you should inform your nurse as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • darkened brown urine
  • difficulty breathing
  • fever
  • nausea or vomiting
  • severe stomach pain
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (tell your nurse if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • orange or purple-red color of the urine

This register may not report all possible side effects.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Check with your doctor if your condition does not improve.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this pill affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This abates the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this pharmaceutical. Do not use alcoholic drinks.

Where should I keep this medicine?

Store out of the reach of children.
Keep at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Store container tightly closed. Throw away any unused pill after the expiration date.

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