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Is Parafon Forte DSC a narcotic drug?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2015
Question: Hi, i found with my son who is 18 a pill and i saw online its called parafo. Dsc 500 is this some sort of r creational drug that i shoukd be aware?i just want to be sure before i ask him what its for, so that in case he is hiding something i will know right away
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Usually not used recreationally.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

Parafon Dsc 500 is Chlorzoxazone - which is a muscle relaxant. It is prescribed in cases of musculoskeletal injury and muscle spasm.

Muscle relaxants are not high on the list of medications that are used recreationally as they are more likely to cause sleepiness than to cause a high. Because of this, they don't have a large street value.

However it is "centrally acting" - meaning it has an effect on the central nervous system, so there is potential for abusing it.

Here is some information that may help: XXXX

I hope this information helps.
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Brief Answer: Usually not used recreationally. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome, Parafon Dsc 500 is Chlorzoxazone - which is a muscle relaxant. It is prescribed in cases of musculoskeletal injury and muscle spasm. Muscle relaxants are not high on the list of medications that are used recreationally as they are more likely to cause sleepiness than to cause a high. Because of this, they don't have a large street value. However it is "centrally acting" - meaning it has an effect on the central nervous system, so there is potential for abusing it. Here is some information that may help: XXXX I hope this information helps.