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Paraflex Side Effects

Generic name: chlorzoxazone

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 4, 2024.

Note: This document contains side effect information about chlorzoxazone. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Paraflex.

Applies to chlorzoxazone: oral tablet.

Serious side effects of Paraflex

Along with its needed effects, chlorzoxazone (the active ingredient contained in Paraflex) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking chlorzoxazone:

Rare

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking chlorzoxazone:

Symptoms of overdose

Other side effects of Paraflex

Some side effects of chlorzoxazone may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Rare

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to chlorzoxazone: compounding powder, oral tablet.

General

Adverse reactions such as gastrointestinal disturbances, drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness may occur.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Gastrointestinal disturbances, gastrointestinal bleeding[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Allergic-type skin rashes, petechiae, ecchymosis, angioneurotic edema, anaphylactic reactions[Ref]

Rarely skin hypersensitivity type reactions such as skin rashes, petechiae, and ecchymosis have develop; extremely rare reports of angioneurotic edema and anaphylactic reactions have been received.[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Drowsiness, dizziness, light-headedness, malaise, and overstimulation.[Ref]

Genitourinary

Rare (less than 0.1%): Urine discoloration

Urine discoloration attributed to a phenolic metabolite have been reported; the clinical significance of this is unknown.

References

1. (2019) "Product Information. Chlorzoxazone (chlorzoxazone)." Actavis U.S. (Amide Pharmaceutical Inc)

2. (2001) "Product Information. Parafon Forte (chlorzoxazone)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.