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C-12 to c-15 got stuck, had d.O pop them back in place today. Then I got tizanidine prescribed for every 8 hrs. I still hurt. Is this a good treatment?

C-12 to c-15 got stuck, had d.O pop them back in place today. Then I got tizanidine prescribed for every 8 hrs. I still hurt. Is this a good treatment?

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.

Tizanidine is a good muscle relaxant, but I'm not a big fan of any muscle relaxants for my patients. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Please describe the medication: tizanidine?

Muscle relaxant: A muscle relaxant to help relax spastic muscles. Can help with pain caused by contracting muscles or spastic muscles. ...Read more

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Is tizanidine addictive?

No: But like all medications, take with medical supervision, and follow the instructions on the bottle. ...Read more

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Is tizanidine an opiate?

Is tizanidine an opiate?

No: "Mechanism of action. Tizanidine is a central alpha-2-adrenergic receptor agonist and presumably reduces spasticity by increasing presynaptic inhibition of motor neurons. The effects of tizanidine are greatest on polysynaptic pathways."
That is not an narcotic/opiate ...Read more

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Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) stronger than Flexeril?

Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) stronger than Flexeril?

Zanaflex (tizanidine) & Flexeril: There is no such thing as "best", "worst" or "stronger" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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How effective is tizanidine for relaxing muscles?

Response varies: Tizanidine is one of the drugs used to treat spasticity. It's effectiveness vary from person to person. Start at a dose of 2 mg and this could be tapered up to 4 mg. Bear in mind that the med could drop your blood pressure. Also, LFT's have to be monitored at least once every 3 months. Other drugs used for spasticity are: baclofen and dantrolene. Relaxants: skelaxin, (metaxalone) flexeril, norflex.. ...Read more

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Are blood thinning properties found in tizanidine?

Are blood thinning properties found in tizanidine?

No: There are some blod dyscrasias but no known blood thinng properties. But if you are having a problem be sure there is no a drug interaction that tizanidine could be cusing another drugs to exhibit blood thinning effcts. ...Read more

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How is Zanaflex (tizanidine) different than flexeril?

How is Zanaflex (tizanidine) different than flexeril?

Zanaflex (tizanidine) vs. Flexeril: Flexeril differs from the other centrally acting agents because it is structurally and pharmacologically related to amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is an alpha adrenergic agonist that inhibits the release of NE from the locus ceruleus in the brain. ...Read more

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Can I take percocet and Zanaflex (tizanidine) together?

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Yes, you can: There is no interactions between these 2 drugs. ...Read more

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Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) and trazodone together?

Sleep: The combination of Zanaflex (tizanidine) and trazadone may lead to a difficulty during the night and next day. Both are sedating medications but the combination may lead to excessive sedation the following day. ...Read more

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Can Zanaflex (tizanidine) and vicodin be taken together?

Probably not.: Both medications have sedative effects and decreased gargle reflex, and cause depressed feeling. If you take together, you have more chance to suffer from side effects, such as being choked, developing aspiration etc. ...Read more

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Could tizanidine and nuberol forte be given simultaneously?

Yes,: There is no interactions between these drugs.
Rec.: if concerned see your prescribing physician for medication adjustment and more information. ...Read more

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Can you take Zanaflex (tizanidine) and hydrocodone together?

Yes: They are often prescribed for concomitant use. Do watch for the side effects of sedation which both may cause in some people. ...Read more

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Can you take hydrocodone and Zanaflex (tizanidine) together?

Yes: The drugs are often prescribed for concomitant use. As both can cause some sedation, be careful with the combination until you see how you respond. ...Read more

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Can tizanidine and nuberol forte be given out simultaneously?

Yes, no problems: There is no drug interaction between these medications. However, always talk with your physician to make sure you can use certain medication safely. Take care. ...Read more

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Will Zanaflex (tizanidine) cause you to fail a urine drug test?

Will Zanaflex (tizanidine) cause you to fail a urine drug test?

No.: Urine drug testing using modern gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy for confirmatory chemical analysis will not mistake tizanidine (zanaflex) for another substance. ...Read more

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Can zanaflex (tizanidine) and vistaril be taken in the same day?

Can zanaflex (tizanidine) and vistaril be taken in the same day?

Shouldn't: There is interaction that combination can have cumulative effect of CNS depression and psychomotor depression. If you need these on a regular basis you need to find the cause. Please visit us www. Ehacstl. Com to learn how we propose to treat the causeĀ for allergy and related problems ...Read more

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Can zanaflex (tizanidine) and vistaril be taken on the same day?

Can zanaflex (tizanidine) and vistaril be taken on the same day?

Yes: Xanaflex may have some mild sedating effect which may add to to sedating effect of Vistaril (hydroxyzine). Do note that the FDA has issued warning on the potential cardiovascular effect from Vistaril (hydroxyzine). It is not as safe as we once thought. ...Read more

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If I took zanaflex (tizanidine) last night would it be ok to have 1 beer tonight?

Not recommended: It is recommended that you do not drink alcohol while you are on zanaflex, (tizanidine) because their half-lives range from 20 to 30 hours. ...Read more

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Will Tizanidine show up on a 12 panel drug screen? It was taken 6 days ago. 4mg.

Tizanidine should: Not be tested as an illicit drug. It may interfere with conventional drug tests, though that is only anecdotal, i.e. hearsay and unproven. I would wait before I do a drug test to make sure there is absolutely no substance in your body that can potentially give you false positives. ...Read more

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Can I take 4mg Zanaflex (tizanidine) with my hydroxyzine (100mg) at night before bed?

Can I take 4mg Zanaflex (tizanidine) with my hydroxyzine (100mg) at night before bed?

Yes: There may be minimally additive drowsiness with the combination but usually the difference is not noticeable. The question is why do need 100 mg of hydroxyzine since it does occasionally affects the heart / ...Read more

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I've got taken Zanaflex (tizanidine) and baclofen but neither of them work. Are there alternatives?

I've got taken Zanaflex (tizanidine) and baclofen but neither of them work. Are there alternatives?

Yes: Both are actually good medications, but there are other options. While I don't recommend jumping to ativan, (lorazepam) it is an excellent muscle relaxer. Have you tried dantrolene? Its not a great first line but can be used. Botulinum toxin is excellent with injections as well. ...Read more

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Why do you need to taper off of zanaflex (tizanidine) if it is not addictive and has no rebound effects?

Why do you need to taper off of zanaflex (tizanidine) if it is not addictive and has no rebound effects?

It can have rebound: If therapy needs to be discontinued, particularly if dose was hi (20-36 mg/day) for many weeks or if on pain meds too, dose should be decreased slowly (2 mg to 4 mg per day) to minimize the risk of withdrawal and rebound hypertension, tachycardia, and hypertonia. Some are less concerned than others w/ safety. It's up to you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My girlfriend took a tizanidine 503 4mg and has a drug test tomorrow for school she's never done drugs will it show up on a drug test?

No: Tizanidine doesn't show up on drugs of abuse screening. It is a muscle relaxant that isn't a benzodiazepine; the muscle relaxants that do show up on drug tests are the benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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What to do if I have taken Zanaflex (tizanidine) and baclofen but neither of them work. Is there any other med out there that maybe could help me?

What to do if I have taken Zanaflex (tizanidine) and baclofen but neither of them work. Is there any other med out there that maybe could help me?

Need better work up: It sounds like you are being treated for muscle spasm of some sort. Your MD should be informed and reexamine you to make sure no other underlying problems are present. Often muscle spasms can be a secondary symptom. ...Read more

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Tizanidine (Definition)

A muscle relaxant to help relax spastic muscles. Can help with pain caused by contracting ...Read more


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Zanaflex (Definition)

Zanaflex is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more