Brand NamesNorgesic, Norgesic Forte
What is Norgesic
Norgesic is a combination of aspirin, caffeine and orphenadrine. Aspirin belongs to a class of drugs called salicylates. Aspirin works reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. It is used to reduce pain, inflammation, and fever. Caffeine is used in this combination to increase the pain relieving effects of aspirin and orphenadrine. Orphenadrine is a muscle relaxant that works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to the brain. The combination of these 3 medications is used, along with rest and physical therapy, for treating injuries and other painful muscular conditions.
Side effects of Norgesic
There is a list of serious side effects caused by this medication:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- an irregular or a very fast heartbeat;
- confusion, hallucinations, or abnormal behavior;
- red, black, or bloody stools;
- blood in vomit.
Other less serious side effects may include:
- drowsiness or dizziness;
- blurred vision or large pupils;
- difficulty urinating;
- faint ringing in the ears;
- nausea, vomiting, or constipation.
Norgesic is used, along with rest and physical therapy, for treating injuries and other painful muscular conditions.
Stop taking norgesic if you have:
- kidney disease,
- liver disease,
- a stomach or intestinal ulcer or obstruction,
- a bleeding or blood clotting disorder,
- an enlarged prostate or a blockage of the urinary tract (difficulty urinating),
- myasthenia gravis.
The recommended dose of Norgesic for adults is 1-2 tablets 3-4 times daily.
The recommended dose of Norgesic Norgesic Forte for adults is ½ to 1 tablet 3-4 times daily.