Parafon Forte DSC

Generic name: Chlorzoxazone.

Other brand names: Paraflex.

Parafon is a skeletal muscle relaxant. It is thought to modify central perception of pain without eliminating r-peripheral pain reflexes. 

Quick Facts About Parafon


Used to treat discomfort associated with severe, painful muscle spasms.

Parafon Dosage

Take exactly as prescribed. Do not change dosage unless under direction from your doctor. May turn urine orange or purple red.

  • Usual adult dose: 1 caplet taken 3 or 4 times per day. Doctor may increase up to 1,5 caplets 3 or 4 times per day.
  • Usual child dose: not generally prescribed for children.
  • Missed dose: take as soon as possible if within 1 hour of missed dose. Otherwise, do not take missed dose; go back to regular schedule. Do not double doses.

Parafon Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

diarrhea, dizziness, drowsily ness, headache, light-headedness, nausea, vomiting.

Symptoms developing after a period of time: feeling of illness, loss of muscle strength, lowered blood pressure, sluggishness, troubled or rapid breathing. If you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.

More common side effects: none reported.

Uncommon and rare Parafon side effects: bruises, dizziness, drowsiness, feeling of illness, fluid retention, lightheadedness, overstimulation, red or purple skin spots, severe allergic reaction, skin rashes, stomach or intestinal disturbances or bleeding, urine discoloration.


Inform your doctor before combining Parafon with:

central nervous system medications such as Percocet, Valium, and Xanax.

Do not take Parafon Forte DSC with alcohol. 

Special Cautions

If pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. May appear in breast milk; could affect a nursing infant.

No special precautions apply to seniors.

Not generally prescribed for children.

  • If allergic to any medication or if you have allergies, use with caution. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience hives, redness, or skin itching. If allergic to this medication, inform your doctor.
  • If you experience any liver problems, inform your doctor.

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