What is Chlorzoxazone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Parafon Forte DSC 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 18 7
Fibromyalgia 9 4
Pain 9 3
Muscle tension 4 3
Osteoarthritis 4 1
Back pain 1 1

Show all 16 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 6
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chlorzoxazone

Side effect Patients
Headaches 2
Drowsiness 1
Dry mouth 1
Heart palpitations 1
Sleepiness 1
Very tired right after treatment 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chlorzoxazone

Dosage Patients
500 mg three times daily 2
1 tablet(s) three times daily 1
750 mg daily 1
250mg as needed 1
500mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Chlorzoxazone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Side effects too severe 3
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 11 patients who've stopped taking Chlorzoxazone

Duration

Currently taking Chlorzoxazone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Chlorzoxazone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 6
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Chlorzoxazone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Baclofen (Mylan-Baclofen) 1
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 1
Metaxalone (Skelaxin) 1
Methocarbamol (Robaxin) 1

Patients stopped taking Chlorzoxazone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Carisoprodol (Soma) 1
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Chlorzoxazone

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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