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CHLORZOXAZONE tablet
[Watson Laboratories, Inc.]


Category DEA Schedule Marketing Status
HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Abbreviated New Drug Application
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DESCRIPTION

Chlorzoxazone USP is a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant, available as tablets of 500 mg for oral administration. Its chemical name is 5-Chloro-2-benzoxazolinone, and its structural formula is: 

Chlorzoxazone Structural Formula

Chlorzoxazone Structural Formula

C7H4CINO2 MW 169.57

Chlorzoxazone USP is a white or practically white, practically odorless, crystalline powder. Chlorzoxazone is slightly soluble in water; sparingly soluble in alcohol, in isopropyl alcohol, and in methanol; soluble in solutions of alkali hydroxides and ammonia.

Chlorzoxazone tablets contain the inactive ingredients Docusate Sodium, Lactose (hydrous), Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Pregelatinized Starch, Sodium Benzoate, and Sodium Starch Glycolate.

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Chlorzoxazone is a centrally-acting agent for painful musculoskeletal conditions. Data available from animal experiments as well as human study indicate that chlorzoxazone acts primarily at the level of the spinal cord and subcortical areas of the brain where it inhibits multisynaptic reflex arcs involved in producing and maintaining skeletal muscle spasm of varied etiology. The clinical result is a reduction of the skeletal muscle spasm with relief of pain and increased mobility of the involved muscles. Blood levels of chlorzoxazone can be detected in people during the first 30 minutes and peak levels may be reached, in the majority of the subjects, in about 1 to 2 hours after oral administration of chlorzoxazone. Chlorzoxazone is rapidly metabolized and is excreted in the urine, primarily in a conjugated form as the glucuronide. Less than one percent of a dose of chlorzoxazone is excreted unchanged in the urine in 24 hours.   

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Chlorzoxazone is indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions. The mode of action of this drug has not been clearly identified, but may be related to its sedative properties. Chlorzoxazone does not directly relax tense skeletal muscles in man.  

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Chlorzoxazone is contraindicated in patients with known intolerance to the drug.   

WARNINGS

Serious (including fatal) hepatocellular toxicity has been reported rarely in patients receiving chlorzoxazone. The mechanism is unknown but appears to be idiosyncratic and unpredictable. Factors predisposing patients to this rare event are not known. Patients should be instructed to report early signs and/or symptoms of hepatotoxicity such as fever, rash, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, right upper quadrant pain, dark urine, or jaundice. Chlorzoxazone should be discontinued immediately and a physician consulted if any of these signs or symptoms develop. Chlorzoxazone use should also be discontinued if a patient develops abnormal liver enzymes (e.g., AST, ALT, alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin.)

The concomitant use of alcohol or other central nervous system depressants may have an additive effect.  

Usage in Pregnancy

The safe use of chlorzoxazone has not been established with respect to the possible adverse effects upon fetal development. Therefore, it should be used in women of childbearing potential only when, in the judgement of the physician, the potential benefits outweigh the possible risks.  

PRECAUTIONS

Chlorzoxazone should be used with caution in patients with known allergies or with a history of allergic reactions to drugs. If a sensitivity reaction occurs such as urticaria, redness, or itching of the skin, the drug should be stopped.

If any symptoms suggestive of liver dysfunction are observed, the drug should be discontinued.  

ADVERSE REACTIONS

Chlorzoxazone containing products are usually well tolerated. It is possible in rare instances that chlorzoxazone may have been associated with gastrointestinal bleeding. Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, malaise, or over-stimulation may be noted by an occasional patient. Rarely, allergic-type skin rashes, petechiae, or ecchymoses may develop during treatment. Angioneurotic edema or anaphylactic reactions are extremely rare. There is no evidence that the drug will cause renal damage. Rarely, a patient may note discoloration of the urine resulting from a phenolic metabolite of chlorzoxazone. This finding is of no known clinical significance.  

OVERDOSAGE

Symptoms

Initially, gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea together with drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness or headache may occur. Early in the course there may be malaise or sluggishness followed by marked loss of muscle tone, making voluntary movement impossible. The deep tendon reflexes may be decreased or absent. The sensorium remains intact, and there is no peripheral loss of sensation. Respiratory depression may occur with rapid, irregular respiration and intercostal and substernal retraction. The blood pressure is lowered, but shock has not been observed.   

Treatment

Gastric lavage or induction of emesis should be carried out, followed by administration of activated charcoal. Thereafter, treatment is entirely supportive. If respirations are depressed, oxygen and artificial respiration should be employed and a patent airway assured by use of an oropharyngeal airway or endotracheal tube. Hypotension may be counteracted by use of dextran, plasma, concentrated albumin or a vasopressor agent such as norepinephrine. Cholinergic drugs or analeptic drugs are of no value and should not be used.      

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Usual Adult Dosage

One tablet three or four times daily. If adequate response is not obtained with this dose, it may be increased to one and one-half tablets (750 mg) three or four times daily. As improvement occurs dosage can usually be reduced.      

HOW SUPPLIED

Chlorzoxazone tablets, USP are available as oblong, scored, white tablets debossed with WPI on one side and "39"-"68" on the other side and are packaged in bottles of 100 and 500.

Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].

Dispense contents with a child-resistant closure (as required) and in a tight container as defined in the USP/NF.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Manufactured By:
Watson Pharma Private Limited
Verna, Salcette Goa 403 722 INDIA

Distributed By:
Watson Pharma, Inc.
Corona, CA 92880 USA

Revised: November 2010                                                                           195609  

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL

NDC 0591-2520-01
Chlorzoxazone
Tablets, USP
500 mg
New NDC
Watson  100 Tablets   Rx only

Each tablet contains: Chlorzoxazone USP, 500 mg
Usual Dosage: See package insert for full
prescribing information.
Store at 20ºC-25ºC (68º-77ºF).
[See USP Controlled Room Temperature.]
KEEP TIGHTLY CLOSED.
This is a bulk backage. Dispense contents with a 
child-resistant closure (as required) and in a tight
container as defined in the USP/NF.

KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF THE
REACH OF CHILDREN.

Manufactured By:
Watson Pharma Private Limited
Verna, Salcette Goa 403 722 INDIA

Code No. GO/DRUGS/741        195607-1
Distributed By: Watson Pharma, Inc.

NDC 0591-2520-01 Chlorzoxazone Tablets, USP 500 mg New NDC Watson 100 Tablets Rx only

CHLORZOXAZONE 
chlorzoxazone tablet
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABELItem Code (Source)NDC:0591-2520
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
CHLORZOXAZONE (CHLORZOXAZONE) CHLORZOXAZONE500 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
DOCUSATE SODIUM 
LACTOSE MONOHYDRATE 
MAGNESIUM STEARATE 
CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE 
STARCH, PREGELATINIZED CORN 
SODIUM BENZOATE 
SODIUM STARCH GLYCOLATE TYPE A POTATO 
Product Characteristics
ColorWHITEScore2 pieces
ShapeOVAL (oblong) Size17mm
FlavorImprint Code WPI;39;68
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:0591-2520-01100 in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
2NDC:0591-2520-05500 in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
ANDAANDA08985908/22/2011
Labeler - Watson Laboratories, Inc. (966714656)

Revised: 9/2011
 
Watson Laboratories, Inc.

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