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Orphenadrine and Aspirin (Systemic)

Brand Names : Norgesic, Norgesic Forte, Norphadrine, Norphadrine Forte, N3 Gesic, N3 Gesic Forte, Orphenagesic, Orphenagesic Forte

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • 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)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Norgesic
  • Norgesic Forte
  • Norphadrine
  • Norphadrine Forte
  • N3 Gesic
  • N3 Gesic Forte
  • Orphenagesic
  • Orphenagesic Forte

In Canada -

  • Norgesic
  • Norgesic Forte

‡ 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.


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