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Chlorzoxazone



Chlorzoxazone
Systematic (IUPAC) name
5-chloro-3H-benzooxazol-2-one
Identifiers
CAS number 95-25-0
ATC code M03BB03
PubChem 2733
DrugBank APRD00308
Chemical data
Formula C7H4ClNO2 
Mol. mass 169.565 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability well absorbed
Protein binding 13–18%
Metabolism hepatic
Half life 1.1 hr
Excretion urine (<1%)
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.

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Legal status
Routes oral

Chlorzoxazone is a centrally acting muscle relaxant used to treat muscle spasm and the resulting pain or discomfort. It acts on the spinal cord by depressing reflexes. It is sold as Parafon Forte, a combination of chlorzoxazone and acetaminophen. Possible side effects include dizziness, lightheadedness, malaise, nausea, vomiting, and liver dysfunction.

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