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User Reviews for Orphenadrine

Also known as: Antiflex, Banflex, Flexoject, Flexon, Mio-Rel, Myolin, Norflex, Norflex Injectable, Orfro, Orphenate

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Summary of Orphenadrine reviews 6.6 46 reviews

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Norflex (orphenadrine) for Muscle Spasm: "I have spina bifida with a lot of pain. I’m a former addict so I can’t take narcotics when the chronic pain is out of control. When I’m in bad shape my doc gives to shots (IM) of 60 mg of Norflex and 60 mg of toradol...and the two together work so well on my pain-and it lasts all day and I can FUNCTION. The sad part is I can only get these shots once every 6 weeks or so because insurance won’t pay for it and it’s hard on your liver I guess. But to have a combination of drugs that work so well on pain and is non-addictive...they should be used more for those whom are suffering."

   
9.0

Gigi (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Not all generic versions of Orphenadrine agree with me. I have given instructions to my pharmacist to only provide one kind of generic. So maybe that is why others have not been helped by this drug. This muscle relaxer works very well for me when I am in a bad flare up of pain. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, osteoarthritis, and degenerative neck and spine, also sciatic pain. Pain all over. I only use it when absolutely necessary along with Tramadol or Diclofenac - the only meds I use for pain. No dizziness nor nausea or creepy side effects. My medicare advantage plan will not pay for it. I pay out of pocket.. The pain specialist who prescribed it to me is retired now so I cannot get a script for it. I am seeing another pain doctor next week and hope they will RX it for me."

   
10

Cuey (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 6, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have had severe muscle spasms in my mid and lower back for years. Was first prescribed methacarbomol but it wasn’t strong enough and gave me weird dreams. My doctor then prescribed orphenadrine and it does exactly what I need it to. Every time. It has never made me drowsy. I only take it when I need it such as when I’m driving all day or having to stand a lot. It has been wonderful!!"

   
10

Lulu (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 15, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was prescribed this medication for pain after I was involved in a car accident and also for back spasms. The drug doesn't really do anything to ease my back and neck pain but it does act as a pretty good sleep aide. So I guess it's not totally useless. Low rating was given because it does not do what it is prescribed for."

   
4.0

SG (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 16, 2018

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For Migraine: "I use one 50mg tablet of this muscle relaxant along with one or two Naproxen Sodium (Alieve) tablets as a first line regiment to break an initial starting migraine. For some early/mild migraines this can give relief. When not caught early (within 1 hr) or it is a moderate migraine second line regiment includes a 2nd Orphenadrine dose and a 50mg Tramadol (Ultram) which usually provides relief in addition to lying down, relaxing in a dark quiet cool room. Strong migraines use third line regiment of a 2nd Tramadol, coffee (caffeine), warm shower/bath, foot/hand massage, soothing music, as well as, dark quiet cool room."

   
5.0

SWhite (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 8, 2018

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For Migraine: "I was prescribed this for my migraines and slight muscle spasms. The first day after taking it, I was having frequent urination, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea, hot flashes, and confusion. I continued taking it for 7 days, but the side effects became worse. Nausea turned to vomiting. Eyes became so blurry I couldn't read anymore. My arms and face started getting tremors and I was having pressure in my face. I started getting extreme episodes of anxiety. I discontinued the medication and everything has slowly gotten better. It's been about 11 days and I still am dealing with the nausea, but everything else has almost gone away. Just nausea and tremors still remain."

   
1.0

Joe April 14, 2018

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Norflex (orphenadrine) for Muscle Spasm: "I have had lower back pain from degenerated disc since my 30's caused by a fall from a horse, then the same problem in my neck from a car accident. A few years ago I started getting what I put down to sciatica, then my right leg started collapsing on me and I have had several falls. I have strange effects to most medications they seem to affect me different to the norm, Norflex works perfectly on the pain side of things and generally reduces the falling. ( For migraines btw Relpax is amazing.) Norflex is now unavailable and I am desperate to know what to do I am back on Palexia but it has heaps of side effects and doesn't do the job."

   
10

Oz (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 11, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Very expensive and does absolutely nothing to stop spasms or muscle pain not even a very mild head ache get more relief out of a 81 mg baby aspirin everyone I asked about this drug say it worthless"

   
1.0

Rick (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 29, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I was in a car accident that jerked my back and neck all out of whack and was having TERRIBLE muscle spasms worse then when I would pull my back out on my own. I went to the walk in medical centre and was prescribed these instead of flexoral for once. Right after I took the first pill it was amazing relief about an hour later I couldn’t believe it!"

   
10

Lala (taken for less than 1 month) March 22, 2018

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Norflex (orphenadrine) for Muscle Spasm: "took this medication for 3 days within 24 hours I could not read anything couldn't even read my watch. Pupils completely dilated like when I took powerful drugs in my 20s. This is some scary shit, the walls and floor in my toilet were also dripping like being on LSD, loss of balance as well. Now day 3 stopped, taking by 9pm 14hours later can sort of read again on my laptop and write this info. Does not agree with my"

   
5.0

Chaddo (taken for less than 1 month) February 4, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "100 mg Norflex is a joke. I'm a 26 yr old achondroplasia little person & I have severe kyphosis, spinal stenosis, slight scoliosis, & I'm paraplegic. My doctor keeps writing scripts for this medicine & it DOES NOT HELP AT ALL. My kyphosis (curve by which the spine is bent forward) was bad & I was bent forward 147 degrees. I keep telling him this isn't helping & I'm not sleeping at night but he keeps throwing these at me. He had removed my hardware back in May due to an infection & I been in pain every since & He swears up & down these will work. Just a joke & a waste...I'm gonna be having surgery again March 19th."

   
1.0

Rebecca91 (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 28, 2018

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Norflex (orphenadrine) for Migraine: "Only drug that has broken a bad 1 week cycle of migraines. One IM injection and my head starts to feel better within the hour."

   
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Ecarg January 24, 2018

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For Migraine: "Have been using orphenadrine for migraine for several years. I use 100mg ER tablet with 1000mg acetaminophen. It is the only thing that has consistently worked on my migraines without major side effects. It is inexpensive and nonaddictive but not used much in the US. I had suffered for years with migraines, had been on atenolol with some decrease in the number but it exacerbated asthma. I discovered this medication while living in the Philippines and it has been a lifesaver. Fortunately I have migraines only 2 to 3 times per month. I do not know how it would work with intractable migraines."

   
9.0

nurse56 (taken for 10 years or more) June 20, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "Given in ER for sciatica was wheeled in then walked out. First time can sit in chair in 2 weeks. I worry about blood pressure high but Dr says from pain no pain but normal pulse 65 to 80 now 105 to 109 was given norco for pain but get very sick can use Tylenol instead"

   
9.0

Mama wez May 14, 2017

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For Migraine: "Only drug that worked to break a 1 week bad Migraine cycle. I used one IM injection and within an hour the pain was totally gone. The only side effect was waking up a lot during the night."

   
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stangie March 9, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "Taking this was one of the most frightening experiences of my life. First, if it like gravity pulled me me to the floor and pinned me down. Then I looked over at my arm, and it appeared to be lying there detached from my body! I wavered between logically asking my husband what this phenomenon was I was experiencing, and being frightened that it might be true. Wondering if this happened to anyone else."

   
1.0

Chili Bean March 5, 2017

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Norflex (orphenadrine) for Muscle Spasm: "I've been suffering from various back and nerve issues for almost a year now; 2 bulging discs and sciatica. Over the holidays I was unable to get in to see my primary care and ran out of my medications, resulting in a trip to the ER. The ER doc gave me an injection of Norflex and an rx until I was able to get in and see my doc. It has worked amazingly well. I've had minimal side effects taking it twice daily and within a half hour of taking it, my back spasms completely stop. It's been quite a relief."

   
9.0

Moray February 19, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "mild effect on acute body pain"

   
3.0

InSaNiTy4Ver (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 2, 2017

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Norflex (orphenadrine) for Muscle Spasm: "After experiencing a nasty bulge disc , L5/6 and diagnosed with retro lethesis I spent 3 years from chiro to physio , but couldn't kick the intense pain in my back which would go all over my back. At times I'd be in bed for days. I saw a pain specialist and was given norflex. I took 100mg once a day and after 2 days I was pain free. I now only take it when it flares which isn't often. It changed my life for the better."

   
9.0

Nicholasp (taken for less than 1 month) June 25, 2016

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Flexon (orphenadrine) for Muscle Spasm: "i Is help to out me from muscle pain. I am happy"

   
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Dipankar Guha (taken for less than 1 month) March 23, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "Best tablet I've ever been given for severe muscle spasms. Did make me very groggy, fell asleep sitting up at night numerous times as couldn't stay up past 8pm."

   
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Dan.T February 28, 2016

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For Muscle Spasm: "6 days of 2 pills a day and it ended me in hospital with extreme vomiting, nausea, swollen feet, dizziness , eventually a stomach ulcer was found, 5 Days in Hospital, lost 5 kgs over a week, now 51kgs. I would never recommend it to anyone."

   
2.0

sheepo December 3, 2015

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Norflex (orphenadrine) for Muscle Spasm: "Norflex has affected my speech. Sometimes I can't get the words out of my mouth"

   
1.0

Sluder (taken for less than 1 month) August 9, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "Took 50 mg - cut a 100 mg ER pill in half, for muscle relief a few weeks after a minor car accident. Am 125 pounds. Over 20 hours later, still affected by droopiness, tiredness, and mild headache. Took a long walk and could barely get through it, ended up falling asleep in the afternoon. On the plus side, muscle and joint pain was negligible today. However, also couldn't think or do much either. Would not take again."

   
5.0

Rororose August 8, 2015

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Norflex (orphenadrine) for Muscle Spasm: "Very usefull for stress and muscle pain. But in the beginning a lot of side effects, due to the fact that I took 100 mg a day. (I only weight 45 kg). Now I"m taking 1/2 every day, sometimes every two days. I feel very good, and my husband is very happy, it saved my relation."

   
10

Cuy (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 13, 2015

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