This medicine is a muscle relaxant used to treat muscle spasms caused by painful muscle conditions. It should be used along with rest and physical therapy. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. SWALLOW WHOLE. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. This medicine may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. THIS MEDICINE MAY BE TAKEN WITH FOOD if it upsets your stomach. This medicine works best if it is taken at the same time each day. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C), away from heat, moisture, and light. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take 2 doses at once.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are taking or have taken a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor (eg, phenelzine, rasagiline) in the last 14 days. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking tramadol, droperidol, fluoxetine, anticholinergics (such as methscopolamine, benztropine), barbiturates (such as phenobarbital), cimetidine, fluconazole, fluvoxamine, mibefradil, phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine), carbamazepine, guanethidine, guanfacine, or sympathomimetics (such as albuterol, epinephrine, phenylephrine). DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions such as a history of liver problems, heart problems, cerebral palsy, brain or spinal cord disease, stroke, glaucoma, increased pressure in the eye, trouble urinating, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have an overactive thyroid, liver problems, certain heart problems (such as irregular heartbeat, congestive heart failure, heart block, conduction problems), or if you have recently had a heart attack. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, fatigue, nausea, and stomach pain or upset. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience agitation; chest pain; confusion; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; mental or mood changes; numbness of an arm or a leg; one-sided weakness; seizures; sudden severe stomach pain; severe dizziness or vomiting; speech or vision problems; trouble urinating; or yellowing of the skin or eyes. An allergic reaction to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include agitation; chest pain; coma; confusion; fast or irregular heartbeat; loss of coordination; hallucinations; seizures; severe drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, or headache; slurred speech; tremor; or vomiting.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children.