Generic Name: chlorphenesin (klor FEH nah sin)Brand Names: Maolate
Chlorphenesin is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain.
Chlorphenesin is used, along with rest and physical therapy, to treat injuries and other painful muscular conditions.
Chlorphenesin is not commercially available in the United States.
Chlorphenesin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.What is the most important information I should know about Maolate (chlorphenesin)?
Chlorphenesin is not commercially available in the United States.Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Chlorphenesin may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking chlorphenesin.
Take chlorphenesin exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.Take each dose with a full glass of water. Store chlorphenesin at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
Symptoms of a chlorphenesin overdose include drowsiness and nausea.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take chlorphenesin and talk to your doctor if you experience
drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion;
nervousness or insomnia; or
nausea or upset stomach.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Many drugs can increase the effects of chlorphenesin, which can lead to heavy sedation. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
antihistamines such as brompheniramine (Dimetane, Bromfed, others), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton, Teldrin, others), azatadine (Optimine), clemastine (Tavist), and many others;
narcotics (pain killers) such as meperidine (Demerol), morphine (MS Contin, MSIR, others), propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet), hydrocodone (Lorcet, Vicodin), oxycodone (Percocet, Percodan), fentanyl (Duragesic), and codeine (Fiorinal, Fioricet, Tylenol #3, others);
sedatives such as phenobarbital (Solfoton, Luminal), amobarbital (Amytal), and secobarbital (Seconal);
phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), thioridazine (Mellaril), and trifluoperazine (Stelazine); or
antidepressants such as doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), phenelzine (Nardil), and tranylcypromine (Parnate).
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with chlorphenesin. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Chlorphenesin is available with a prescription under the brand name Maolate. Other brand or generic formulations may also be available. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.
Maolate 400 mg--tan, scored tablets