This site speaks to Parafen Forte DSC Alcohol interaction, generic name Chlorzoxazone and is also sold under brand names Paraflex and Remular S.
This drug is a skeletal muscle relaxant and is prescribed for pain and spasm of muscular conditions, including strain, sprain, bruising and lower back problems.
No alcohol not even moderate alcohol consumption, is advised while taking this drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol, that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before starting advise your physician of any allergies, if you have untreated or uncontrolled epilepsy, a bone marrow disorder, paralytic ileus, intestinal blockage, clozapine infection or immune suppression medication, heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, high blood pressure, history of heart attack or stroke, epilepsy, seizure, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone marrow disorder, blood cell disorder, enlarged prostate, urinary problems, glaucoma or a history of smoking.
Do not use if allergic to this drug.
Do not use if pregnant or you intend to become pregnant.
Do not use if you have porphyria or have poor liver or kidney function.
This drug may also worsen depression.
Common Side Effects
Dizziness, drowsy and lightheaded.
Less Common Side Effects
Headache, stimulation, stomach cramps or pain, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, nausea and vomiting.
Rare Side Effects
Stomach or intestinal bleeding, rapid drop in white blood cell count, fever with or without chills, sore throat, sores and white spots on the lips or mouth, unusual tired or weak, liver inflammation symptoms of yellowing of skin or eyes, allergic reaction, symptoms such as change in facial colour, rash, hives, itching, rapid or irregular breathing, breathing difficulties, tight chest and wheezing, hive like swellings on the face, eyelids, mouth or tongue and skin rash.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.