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Orphenadrine (Norflex) - Muscle Relaxant

heartstringzhheartstringz Posts: 10
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Pain Medications
Just wondering if anyone takes/has taken Orphenadrine?

My doc just prescribed it to me tonight, but I haven't been able to pick up the script yet.

Anyone who has taken it - did it make you sleepy? Could you take it during the day? My pain is mostly during the day so if it makes me too drowsy to take it then there's probably not much point. I guess I'll give it a go & see.

Did anyone have any side effects (I've looked them up & they don't look too bad) or problems with dependance?

I've already had a bad time recently weaning off Lexapro (which is apparantly not addictive), I don't want to do that again.


  • Hi, I've been taking Norflex (Norgesic over here) on/off for about a year. I find that it makes me a little 'fuzzy' during the day, but not specifically sleepy. I only take it on really bad pain days, on top of my Lyrica and Celebrex. It really helps to take that last edge off. At night, I find that it helps to keep me asleep, but not to put me to sleep, if that makes sense. ;)

    I was on Lexapro years ago and feel your pain with that. I have not had any issues with taking it on bad days and then not taking it when I feel good, so personally, I haven't found it in any way addictive. I'm sure everyone is different, but I only take the minimum dosage that does the trick. I'm in the middle of a bad spell right now, so I take one 3x/day. Hope this helps... Good luck :)
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