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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?

Please describe the medication: tizanidine?

Zanaflex (tizanidine): Is a drug that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is a centrally acting ?2 adrenergic agonist. It is used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis, spastic diplegia, back pain, or certain other injuries to the spine or central nervous system. ...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?

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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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Tizanidine (Definition)

Is a drug that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is a centrally acting α2 adrenergic agonist. It is used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis, spastic diplegia, back pain, or certain other injuries to the spine ...Read more


Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Zanaflex (Definition)

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