Orphenadrine and Aspirin (Systemic)
Brand Names : Norgesic, Norgesic Forte, Norphadrine, Norphadrine Forte, N3 Gesic, N3 Gesic Forte, Orphenagesic, Orphenagesic Forte
- Analgesic-skeletal muscle relaxant
Orphenadrine and aspirin (or-FEN-a-dreen and AS-pir-in) combination is used to help
relax certain muscles in your body and relieve the pain and discomfort caused
by strains, sprains, or other injury to your muscles. However, this medicine
does not take the place of rest, exercise, or other treatment that your doctor
may recommend for your medical problem.
Orphenadrine acts in the central nervous system (CNS) to produce its muscle
relaxant effects. Actions in the CNS may also be responsible for some of its
side effects. Orphenadrine also has other actions (antimuscarinic) that may
be responsible for some of its side effects.
This combination medicine also contains caffeine (kaf-EEN)
In the U.S., this combination medicine is available only with your doctor's
prescription. In Canada, it is available without a prescription.
These medicines are available in the following dosage forms:
Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
- Norgesic Forte
- Norphadrine Forte
- N3 Gesic
- N3 Gesic Forte
- Orphenagesic Forte
In Canada -
‡ In Canada, Aspirin
is a brand name. Acetylsalicylic acid is the generic name in
Canada. ASA, a synonym for acetylsalicylic acid, is the term that commonly
appears on Canadian product labels.