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Is Zanaflex A Narcotic
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) 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, you can: There is no interactions between these 2 drugs. ...Read more
Usually yes. : They can be usually taken together but it's always a good idea to run it by your physician. ...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
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
I am seeing my parole officer tomorrow will zanaflex show up in my system on a urine test to make me fail it?
It is not banned: This is not a banned substance - uncertain why it would be a problem ...Read more
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?
Allergic reactions: Zanaflex (tizanidine) commonly causes dry mouth and constipation, but in some people there are some dangerous potential effects, many of which are allergies (rash, hives, itching, and swollen airways causing breathing difficulties). Other dangers include potential liver damage and psychological effects such as hallucinations. If you have any side effect from any medication inform your doctor. ...Read more
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