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Is Tizanidine A Narcotic
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?
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
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
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
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
Yes, you can: There is no interactions between these 2 drugs. ...Read more
There is no interactions between these drugs.
Rec.: if concerned see your prescribing physician for medication adjustment and more information. ...Read more
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
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
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 cause for allergy and related problems ...Read more
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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
I've got taken Zanaflex (tizanidine) and baclofen but neither of them work. Are there alternatives?
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