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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
18 years experience in Pain Management
Muscle relaxant: A muscle relaxant to help relax spastic muscles. Can help with pain caused by contracting muscles or spastic muscles.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Zanaflex (tizanidine): Zanaflex (tizanidine) = Tizanidine
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wallach
20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Start low: I generally start with 4 mg once or twice a day. Many patients get tired at first so it is good to start at night. Depending on how things go i'll ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Caution warranted: Hopefully the same physician is prescribing all your medications, or at least knows all you're taking. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is a muscle relaxer that ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Equivalent: they are both muscle relaxants of equivalent efficacy and strength.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Sometimes: It has value for some people and is ineffective for others. You cannot tell until you try it.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
29 years experience in Pain Management
Supportive: There is no reversal agent or antidote for tizanidine. Since this has similar sedactive effects like some muscle relaxants. Treatment is mainly suppor ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
MANY mainly sedation: Any medication can cause a rash. But since tizanidine (zanaflex) is a 'muscle relaxer' it can cause sedation. It can also cause: dizziness, nervousne ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It is a skeletal muscle relaxant.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sourendra Raut
17 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Antispasmodic: Tanaflex is a medication that works to relieve muscle spasms. Although this will help treat the symptoms of the muscle spasm, it will not cure them. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: Cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) is not a narcotic but it can have significant side effects which are similar to narcotic medications. Side effects include ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Class C: This medication is a class c medication which means that it may be harmful but there aren't sufficient human studies to say for sure. I would check w ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
No: But like all medications, take with medical supervision, and follow the instructions on the bottle.
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rest Pain: Restless legs has really hit the tv. But you need to make sure you do not have pad (poor artery blood flow) in your legs. Next is spinal stenosis (pre ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience in Pain Management
Several ways: Both medications are muscle relaxants. Zanaflex is the brand name for tizanidine. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is the brand name for cyclobenzaprine ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
No data exists: You have stumbled into the world that the typical pediatrician deals with daily. For many medications such as this one there is no data to answer your ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Vanis
44 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
None of above: Medications should not be ordered until pathology is understood.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is believed to work through the central nervous system to have a relaxant effect on skeletal muscles, so since the inte ... Read More
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Dr. Brett Weinzapfel
29 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
If : If Neurontin isn't helping, sometimes i try lyrica (pregabalin). You should probably see a spine surgeon to see if you are a candidate for an operatio ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience in Rheumatology
No: There are no addictive properties to any typical muscle relaxants ( excluding valium that can be used for muscle relaxation).
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Faubel
13 years experience in Pain Management
C12 to C15?: I'm not sure what you mean by this. There is no c-12 or c-15. There are seven cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae and 5 lumbar vertebrae. T ... Read More
A 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Greenly
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Nerve impulses: All muscular contraction, be it smooth or skeletal muscle, are initiated by nerve impulses. These can be either voluntary or involuntary, as in muscle ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hsiao
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Neurontin (gabapentin) = : Gabapentin, anticonvulsant for epilepsy & neuropathic pain zanaflex = tizanidine, muscle relaxant for spasticity in ms or post-stroke.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
28 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Zanaflex (tizanidine): This is a muscle relaxer, so in that sense it might relax the system and help with anxiety. Magnesium also acts as a natural muscle relaxer and can h ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
37 years experience in Pain Management
Probably: Tizanidine (Zanaflex) is a well tested muscle relaxant. It may cause dizzy ness or lowering of blood pressure so be careful when changing positions fr ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes...sort of: The Gabapentin and flexeril/elavil can make one sleepy initially but is tolerable after a while if you're on the right dose. Naproxen is ok as long as ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, it can: From www.Drugs.Com using tizanidine together with nortriptyline may increase side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficult ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant. Not going to help with opiate withdrawal.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Sometimes it can.: Flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) cyclobenzaprine, has been used to treat restless leg syndrome and although not approved for this use has been found to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience in Psychiatry
You may: There is additive effect of sedation other wise there is low level drug drug interaction between Zanaflex (tizanidine) and trazodone, but overall saf ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: It has sedative properties and depression is a possible, but uncommon, side effect.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Yes, you can: There is no interactions between these 2 drugs.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Merrill Reuter
34 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Topamax (topiramate): like lyrica (pregabalin) and neurotin, helps decrease nerve irritation
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Very safe.: Both meds when used as directed are very safe. Your prescriber should know about adjusting doses for renal clearance. Sometimes Flexeril (cyclobenza ... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Dyskinesia: The technical term for involuntary facial movements is dyskinesia, which is, in fact, a reported side effect of tizanidine. There are also other cause ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Malnourished: You need to see a good internist -- you could be malnourished among others -- how much weight have you lost ?
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