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    Chlorzoxazone + Diclofenac + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

    Information about Chlorzoxazone + Diclofenac + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

    Chlorzoxazone + diclofenac + paracetamol/acetaminophen uses

    Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is used for pain due to muscle spasm.

    How chlorzoxazone + diclofenac + paracetamol/acetaminophen works

    This is a combination of a muscle relaxant (Chlorzoxazone) and two pain relieving medicines (Diclofenac and Paracetamol/Acetaminophen). The muscle relaxant works on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm, thereby improving movement of muscles. The pain relieving medicines work by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

    Common side effects of chlorzoxazone + diclofenac + paracetamol/acetaminophen

    Nausea, Vomiting, Heartburn, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Loss of appetite, Dryness in mouth, Weakness, Sleepiness
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    Expert advice for Chlorzoxazone + Diclofenac + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

    • You have been prescribed Chlorzoxazone + Diclofenac + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen to relieve pain due to muscle spasm.
    • This medicine is most effective when taken along with proper rest and physical therapy.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Chlorzoxazone + Diclofenac + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
    • Older adults may have increased drowsiness, confusion, and higher risk of falling as a result of taking Chlorzoxazone + Diclofenac + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen.
    • Do not take it with any other medicine containing acetaminophen (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first. 

    Frequently asked questions for Chlorzoxazone + Diclofenac + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

    Chlorzoxazone + Diclofenac + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen

    Q. What is Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

    Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is a combination of three medicines: Diclofenac, Paracetamol, and Chlorzoxazone. This medication helps in relieving muscle pain. Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant which works by acting on the central nervous system. Diclofenac and Paracetamol work by lowering the chemical substance (prostaglandins) in the body that causes pain and inflammation.

    Q. Is it safe to use Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

    Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, dryness in the mouth, weakness, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.

    Q. Can I stop taking Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen when my pain is relieved?

    Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen should be continued if advised for a specific time duration by your doctor. However, it can be discontinued if you are using it for short-term pain relief.

    Q. Can the use of Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen cause nausea and vomiting?

    Yes, the use of Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can cause nausea and vomiting. In case, you experience nausea while taking this medicine, take it with milk, food or with antacids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.

    Q. Can the use of Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen cause dizziness?

    Yes, the use of Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for sometime and resume once you feel better.

    Q. Can the use of Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen cause damage to kidneys?

    Yes, the long-term use of Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protect them from damage. Use of painkillers lowers the levels of prostaglandins in the body leading to kidney damage on long-term use. Use of painkillers is not recommended to patients with underlying kidney disease.

    Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

    No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen can increase the risks of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or if the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

    Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Chlorzoxazone+Diclofenac+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen?

    Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 19 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)