Brand Names : Antiflex, Banflex, Flexoject, Mio-Rel, Myolin, Myotrol, Norflex, Orfro, Orphenate, Disipal
- Parkinsonism therapy adjunct
- Skeletal muscle relaxant
Orphenadrine (or-FEN-a-dreen) is used to help relax certain muscles in
your body and relieve the stiffness, pain, and discomfort caused by strains,
sprains, or other injury to your muscles. One form of orphenadrine is also
used to relieve trembling caused by Parkinson's disease. However, this medicine
does not take the place of rest, exercise or physical therapy, 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. Orphenadrine also has other actions (anticholinergic) that
produce its helpful effects in Parkinson's disease. Orphenadrine's CNS and
anticholinergic actions may also be responsible for some of its side effects.
In the U.S., this medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
In Canada, it may be available without a prescription. It is available in
the following dosage forms:
Extended-release tablets (U.S. and Canada)
Injection (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -
Generic name product may be available in the U.S.