Data from FDA (Food and Drug Administration, USA) - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 22 November 2019

Indication(s)

INDICATIONS & USAGE Chlorzoxazone is indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions. The mode of action of this drug has not been clearly identified, but may be related to its sedative properties. Chlorzoxazone does not directly relax tense skeletal muscles in man.

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Advisory information

contraindications
CONTRAINDICATIONS Chlorzoxazone is contraindicated in patients with known intolerance to the drug.
Special warnings and precautions
PRECAUTIONS Chlorzoxazone should be used with caution in patients with known allergies or with a history of allergic reactions to drugs. If a sensitivity reaction occurs such as urticaria, redness, or itching of the skin, the drug should be stopped. If any symptoms suggestive of liver dysfunction are observed, the drug should be discontinued
Adverse reactions
ADVERSE REACTIONS Chlorzoxazone containing products are usually well tolerated. It is possible in rare instances that chlorzoxazone may have been associated with gastrointestinal bleeding. Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, malaise, or over-stimulation may be noted by an occasional patient. Rarely, allergic- type skin rashes, petechiae, or ecchymoses may develop during treatment. Angioneurotic edema or anaphylactic reactions are extremely rare. There is no evidence that the drug will cause renal damage. Rarely, a patient may note discoloration of the urine resulting from a phenolic metabolite of chlorzoxazone. This finding is of no known clinical significance. To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE EVENTS, contact Novitium Pharma LLC at 1-855-204-1431 or FDA at 1-800- FDA-1088 or http://www.fda.gov/ for voluntary reporting of adverse reactions.

Usage information

Dosing and administration
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION Usual Adult Dosage One tablet three or four times daily. If adequate response is not obtained with this dose, it may be increased to one and one-half tablets (750 mg) three or four times daily. As improvement occurs dosage can usually be reduced.

More information

Category Value
Authorisation number ANDA212254
Agency product number H0DE420U8G
Orphan designation No
Product NDC 70954-085
Date Last Revised 16-09-2019
Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
RXCUI 197502
Marketing authorisation holder Novitium Pharma LLC