Adermykon - General Information

A centrally acting muscle relaxant. Its mode of action is unknown. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1203)


Pharmacology of Adermykon

Adermykon is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain.


Additional information about Adermykon

Adermykon Indication: Used, along with rest and physical therapy, to treat injuries and other painful muscular conditions.
Mechanism Of Action: The mechanism of action of chlorphenesin is not well defined, and its effects are measured mainly by subjective responses. It is known that chlorphenesin acts in the central nervous system (CNS) rather than directly on skeletal muscle.
Drug Interactions: Not Available
Food Interactions: Not Available
Generic Name: Chlorphenesin
Synonyms: Chlorphenesine [INN-French]; Chlorophenesin; alpha-Glyceryl ether; Chlorphenesinum [INN-Latin]; Clorfenesina [INN-Spanish]; p-Chlorophenyl; p-Chlorophenyl glyceryl ether
Drug Category: Muscle Relaxants, Central
Drug Type: Small Molecule; Approved
Other Brand Names containing Chlorphenesin: Adermykon; Demykon; Gechophen; Gecophen; Maolate; Mycil;
Absorption: Rapid and complete.
Toxicity (Overdose): Symptoms of a chlorphenesin overdose include drowsiness and nausea.
Protein Binding: Not Available
Biotransformation: Hepatic. 85% of a dose excreted within 24 hours as the glucuronide metabolite.
Half Life: 2.3-5 hours
Dosage Forms of Adermykon: Not Available
Chemical IUPAC Name: 3-(4-chlorophenoxy)propane-1,2-diol
Chemical Formula: C9H11ClO3
Chlorphenesin on Wikipedia: Not Available
Organisms Affected: Humans and other mammals