is chlorzoxazone 500 a benzodiazepines its parafon
Chlorzoxazone is a centrally acting muscle relaxant used to treat muscle spasm and the resulting pain or discomfort. It acts on the spinal cord by depressing reflexes. It is sold as Muscol or Parafon Forte, a combination of chlorzoxazone and acetaminophen (Paracetamol).
However, please do double check it with the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med., take care, be safe & well!
It is not classed as a benzodiazepine it is classed as a muscle relaxer. There have been studies that have shown this drug interacts with the benzodiazepine receptor in the brain of animals. Therefore it could have somewhat similar effects in human beings especially those who have had previous sedative-hypnotic addictions. So no it is not medically called a benzodiazepine and will not make you fail a drug test if you consume it BUT it may make you feel like you've taken a sedative drug which FEELS reminiscent of a benzodiazepine. I personally can attest to the fact that even in low doses it produces short acting benzodiazepine-like effects followed by sleep or dizziness. I have been able to find two cases on major overdoses of on that were reversed by the benzodiazepines antagonist drug flumazenil, a drug generally used for benzodiazepine overdose. One can hypothesize that this drug possibly works on the same receptors in the brain in human beings. Here is the medical article corroborating what I have written :
- Chlorzoxazone Information for Consumers
- Chlorzoxazone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chlorzoxazone (detailed)
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