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Chlorzoxazone and Acetaminophen oral
CHLORZOXAZONE WITH ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

CHLORZOXAZONE WITH ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL

(klor-ZOX-uh-zone WITH uh-seet-uh-MEE-no-fen)

Uses

This medication relaxes muscles and relieves pain and discomfort associated with strains, sprains and other muscle injuries.

How To Use

May be taken with food or immediately after meals to prevent stomach upset. Take as directed. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed. This medication contains acetaminophen. Do not take more acetaminophen than recommended (see Side Effects section).

Side Effects

May cause stomach upset, heartburn, constipation, headache, dizziness or drowsiness the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or become severe, notify your doctor. May cause urine to be orange or purple-red in color. This will disappear when the medication is stopped. Inform your doctor immediately if you develop: rapid heart rate. If you do not have liver problems, the adult maximum dose of acetaminophen is 4 grams per day (4000 milligrams). If you take more than the maximum daily amount, it may cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms of liver damage: severe nausea, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, stomach pain, extreme fatigue. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, any allergies. Limit alcohol and other sedating medications that may cause drowsiness while taking this medication. Avoid activities requiring alertness if dizziness or drowsiness occurs. This product contains acetaminophen. Acetaminophen may cause liver damage. Daily use of alcohol, especially when combined with acetaminophen, may increase your risk for liver damage. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information. This medication should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Because small amounts of this medication appears in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic pain relievers, sleeping pills, seizure medication, muscle relaxants, antidepressants. Acetaminophen is an ingredient in many nonprescription products and in some combination prescription medications. Read the labels carefully before taking other pain relievers, fever reducers, or cold products to see if they also contain acetaminophen. Consult your pharmacist if you are uncertain if your other prescription or nonprescription products contain acetaminophen. (Also see adult maximum daily dose information in Side Effects section). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, diarrhea, excessive drowsiness or dizziness, muscle weakness, sweating, slow heart rate, slowed breathing, pinpoint pupils, severe nausea, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, stomach pain, extreme fatigue.

Notes

This medication provides temporary relief and must be used in addition to rest, physical therapy and other measures.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.