Orphenadrine citrate/aspirin/caffeine (By mouth)

Introduction

Aspirin (AS-pir-in), Caffeine (KAF-een), Orphenadrine Citrate (or-FEN-a-dreen SIT-rate)

Treats pain and relaxes muscles. Belongs to a class of drugs called muscle relaxants.

Brand Name(s)

Norgesic Forte

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to orphenadrine, aspirin, or caffeine.

How to Use This Medicine

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.

If a dose is missed:

  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine

  • Store at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine.
  • Avoid taking other medicines that make you sleepy such as antihistamines (Benadryl®), sleeping pills, tranquilizers, antidepressants, seizure medicines, pain medicines, or narcotic pain-killers.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Talk with your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or have glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, ulcers, liver or kidney disease, intestinal blockage, enlarged prostate, urinary tract blockage, or heart disease.
  • Aspirin, or medicine that has aspirin in it, should not be given to teenagers or children who have chickenpox or flu symptoms, unless ordered by your doctor.
  • This medicine may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. It may also affect vision. Be careful if you are driving a car or operating machinery.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Confusion or agitation
  • Hearing or seeing new or unusual things
  • Chest tightness or trouble breathing

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness or dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Trouble urinating
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Nausea

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 06/12/2013

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This page was last updated: June 18, 2013

         
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