Details About Generic Salt ::  Chlorzox

Main Medicine Class:: Skeletal muscle relaxant,Centrally acting   

(klor-ZOX-uh-zone)
Paraflex, Parafon Forte DSC, Remular-S
Class: Skeletal muscle relaxant/Centrally acting

 

Drugs Class ::

 Action Action may be related to its sedative properties or to inhibition of reflex arcs at spinal cord and subcortical levels of brain.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Relief of discomfort associated with painful musculoskeletal conditions.

Drug Dose ::

 Route/Dosage

ADULTS: PO Initial (for acute pain): 500 mg tid-qid; increase to 750 mg if needed. As improvement occurs, reduce dose; 250 mg tid-qid is usually sufficient.

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Standard considerations.

Drug Precautions ::

 Precautions

Pregnancy: Pregnancy category undetermined. Lactation: Undetermined. Hepatic impairment: Avoid use in patients with liver impairment; discontinue if signs of dysfunction occur. Hazardous tasks: May impair ability to perform tasks requiring mental or physical coordination or dexterity, including driving. Drowsiness is very common.

PATIENT CARE CONSIDERATIONS


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

CNS: Drowsiness; dizziness; lightheadedness; malaise; overstimulation. DERM: Allergic-type skin rashes; petechiae. GI: GI disturbances. GU: Urine discoloration (orange or purple red). HEPA: Drug-induced hepatitis. OTHER: Hypersensitivity (eg, angioneurotic edema; anaphylaxis).

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action Action may be related to its sedative properties or to inhibition of reflex arcs at spinal cord and subcortical levels of brain.

Drug Interactions ::

 Interactions

Alcohol and other CNS depressants: Additive CNS depressant effects may occur.

Drug Assesment ::

 Assessment/Interventions

  • Notify physician if patient is pregnant or nursing.
  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies.
  • Monitor skin and sclera for jaundice.
  • Monitor liver function throughout therapy.
  • Report signs of liver dysfunction to physician.
OVERDOSAGE: SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
  Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, malaise, sluggishness, loss of muscle tone, decreased deep tendon reflex, respiratory depression

Drug Storage/Management ::

 Administration/Storage

  • Give with meals to avoid GI upset.
  • Discuss dosage adjustments with physician according to patient’s response.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Instruct patient to inform physician of any urticaria, redness or itching.
  • Tell patient to report to physician any yellowing of skin or eyes.
  • Advise patient that drug may cause drowsiness and to use caution while driving or performing other tasks that require mental alertness.
  • Advise patient to avoid intake of alcoholic beverages and other medications that cause drowsiness while taking product.
  • Advise patient to notify physician before discontinuing medication.
  • Inform patient to take a missed dose as soon as possible, unless several hours have passed. Advise patient not to double doses.
  • Inform patient urine may turn orange or purple-red while taking this medication.
  • Instruct patient to take with meals to avoid GI upset.

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