What is Chlorzoxazone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Lorzone

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See also: Chlorzoxazone-ibuprofen Myofen

Chlorzoxazone is a skeletal muscle relaxant used for the symptomatic treatment of muscle spasm and pain associated with acute musculoskeletal conditions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle spasms 8 4
Fibromyalgia 7 3
Pain 7 2
Back pain 1 1
Carpal tunnel syndrome like pain 1 0
Chronic pain 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 4
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chlorzoxazone

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 1
Headaches 1
Heart palpitations 1
Very tired right after treatment 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chlorzoxazone

Dosage Patients
250 mg daily 1
2,000 mg four times daily 1
250mg as needed 1
375mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Chlorzoxazone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 5 patients who’ve stopped taking Chlorzoxazone

Duration

Currently taking Chlorzoxazone

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Chlorzoxazone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 2
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Chlorzoxazone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Methocarbamol (Robaxin) 1

Patients stopped taking Chlorzoxazone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Chlorzoxazone

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Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 42
Condition: Vasovagal Syncope 61 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Vasovagal Syncope

See strawberryebay1's full Chlorzoxazone history

May 18, 2015 (Started Apr 11, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Very tired right after treatment)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Four times daily

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