In the U.S. -- Antiflex Banflex Flexoject Mio-Rel Myolin Myotrol Norflex Orfro Orphenate In Canada -- Disipal Norflex Parkinsonism therapy adjunct Skeletal muscle relaxant Description
Orphenadrine ( or-FEN-a-dreen) is used to help relax certain muscles in your body and relieve the stiffness, pain, and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, or other injury to your muscles. One form of orphenadrine is also used to relieve trembling caused by Parkinson's disease. However, this medicine does not take the place of rest, exercise or physical therapy, or other treatment that your doctor may recommend for your medical problem.
Orphenadrine acts in the central nervous system (CNS) to produce its muscle relaxant effects. Orphenadrine also has other actions (anticholinergic) that produce its helpful effects in Parkinson's disease. Orphenadrine's CNS and anticholinergic actions may also be responsible for some of its side effects.
In the U.S., this medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription. In Canada, it may be available without a prescription. It is available in the following dosage forms:
Oral Tablets (Canada) Extended-release tablets (U.S. and Canada) Parenteral Injection (U.S. and Canada) Before Using This Medicine