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A 32-year-old female asked:

Began zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg 2x/day, 1mo ago. i've gained at least 5 lbs.; no change in diet, etc. it works, but is there a comparable one w/o weight gain?

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Dr. Scott Naftulin
Pain Management 34 years experience
No: This medication is a muscle relaxant. Almost all of the available muscle relaxants work through the central nervous system and not at the muscle itself. If your presumed pain problem is improving, you may want to start to gradually increase your activity level after consulting with your physician.

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Last updated Sep 16, 2019

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