NORFLEX AMP; orphenadrine, skeletal muscle relaxants .Contents hide1. NORFLEX AMP; orphenadrine, skeletal muscle relaxants .1.3. DOSAGE OF NORFLEX AMP
ACTIVE-INGREDIENT OF NORFLEX AMP
Each 2 ml ampoule contains: Orphenadrine Citrate BP 60 mg.
INDICATION OF NORFLEX AMP
Norflex is indicated for the short term symptomatic relief of painful conditions of the musculo-skeletal system such as low back pain and limbago.
DOSAGE OF NORFLEX AMP
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The recommended dose is : –
Adults: The contents of one 2 ml ( 60 mg ) ampoule intramuscularly or intravenously the intravenous injection should be administered over a period of about five minutes, preferably with the patient lying down after the initial injection, treatment may be continued with Norflex tablets ( 100 mg ), one tablet twice daily, Alternatively, Norgesic tablets ( orphenadrine citrate 35 mg combined with paracetamol 450 mg) may be given in a dosage of two tablets three times a day. Elderly: The cautions and contraindications apply particularly to elderly patients since orphenadrine, in common with other drugs with anticholinergic effects, may cause confusion ( delirium ) in the elderly, a daily dose of not more than 100 mg is recommended in patients over the age of 65. Children: Not recommended for children under 12 years.
OVER-DOSAGE OF NORFLEX AMP
Symptoms of orphenadrine citrate overdosage Excitement, confusion and delirium leading to coma, convulsions, tachcardia dilated puplis and urinary retention may occur. Treatment : Convulsions and delirium respond to relatively large doses of diazepam, preferably by mouth. Adequate hydration of the patient is important.
CONTRA-INDICATION OF NORFLEX AMP
Contra-indications to Norflex result from the parasymptomatic action of orphenadrine, Norflex should not be given to patients with glaucoma, urinary retention ( e.g. due to prostatic hypertrophy or obstruction of the bladder neck ) and myasethaenia gravis It should not be given to lactating mothers.
STORAGE OF NORFLEX AMP
Store at temperature not exceeding 30 °C.
PACK OF NORFLEX AMP
Boxes of 3 ampoules x 2 ml.
NORFLEX AMP MANUFACTURED BY
E.I.P.O.CO. EGYPTIAN INT. PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES CO. TENTH OF RAMADAN CITY A. R. E. UNDER LICENCE FROM 3 M HEALTH CARE – ENGLAND.