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ACETAZONE FORTE C8

Found in: Canada

Active Ingredients

#
Chemical substance
Description
1
Chlorzoxazone

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.

2
Paracetamol

Paracetamol is a medication used to treat pain and fever. It does appear to selectively inhibit COX activities in the brain, which may contribute to its ability to treat fever and pain.

3
Codeine

Codeine is a centrally acting weak analgesic. Codeine exerts its effect through μ opioid receptors, although codeine has low affinity for these receptors, and its analgesic effect is due to its conversion to morphine. Codeine, particularly in combination with other analgesics such as paracetamol, has been shown to be effective in acute nociceptive pain.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
M03BB53
Chlorzoxazone, combinations excl. psycholeptics
M Musculo-skeletal system → M03 Muscle relaxants → M03B Muscle relaxants, centrally acting agents → M03BB Oxazol, thiazine, and triazine derivatives

Identifiers

Authority
Identifier(s)
Health Products and Food Branch (CA)
Identifier(s): 00834319