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How long does Zanaflex (tizanidine) stay in the system 2mg for back spasms?

How long does Zanaflex (tizanidine) stay in the system 2mg for back spasms?

Look up : Internet resources are abundant. You want to know the half life of the medicine which will tell you how many hours it takes to eliminate 50% of it from your system after ingesting it. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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


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I quit taking Zanaflex (tizanidine) on Monday. How long does it take to be eliminated from the body? I was wondering if I can have a drink for the 4th of July.

Depend: depend on for how long you have been taking the medicine and what dose if you took only one pil, one time, then it should be cleared from your system, and yes you can have a drink for the fourth of july. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Zanaflex (tizanidine) to leave the body?

How long does it take for Zanaflex (tizanidine) to leave the body?

It takes...: 36 hours to get to 1% of your original levels, at which point it would be a non-issue! ...Read more

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How long should I wait between zanaflex (tizanidine) and flexeril? I have started taking zanaflex (tizanidine) during the day but it doesn't cut it for my leg cramps at night.

How long should I wait between zanaflex (tizanidine) and flexeril?  I have started taking zanaflex (tizanidine) during the day but it doesn't cut it for my leg cramps at night.

8 hours: You should wait 8 hours after taking a zanaflex (tizanidine) before you take a flexeril. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and taking a multivitamin/multimineral. Dehydration and vitamin/mineral deficiencies can contribute to muscle cramping. Stretching daily also helps muscles not to cramp. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Zanaflex (tizanidine): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/zanaflex-side-effects.html

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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

Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Zanaflex (Definition)

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