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Long Term Tizanidine
It takes...: 36 hours to get to 1% of your original levels, at which point it would be a non-issue! ...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
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
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
I have pain in lower right side of back. The pain is last longer from 6 month.the doctor gives me nimusulide and tizanidine tablet.
Why the pain?: You are receiving symptomatic treatment because often physicians are clueless as to the reason. The reasons can be complex but worth exploring. Ask around in your community who might be interested in helping you get to the bottom of it or suggesting a behavioral plan in addition to the medications. ...Read more
Depends: If you feel woozy or under the influence, the beer can have a much bigger effect than you expect. Best to wait 4-6 hours to be sure. ...Read more
I weened off 50mg tramadol a day then half for 3days. I took tizanidine for 4 days felt fine .Now takin clonazepam 0.5 how long does wtd last?
Depends: on how much you are taking for how long, as well as individual biology. If you are only taking 0.5 per day, withdrawal is likely to be minimal, and the long-acting nature of clonazepam actually causes a "self-taper" where the blood levels come down very slowly over a week or more, allowing your receptors to normalize themselves without withdrawal. If you get anxiety/insomnia, tremor, talk to MD, ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caution warranted: Hopefully the same physician is prescribing all your medications, or at least knows all you're taking. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is a muscle relaxer that can cause drowsiness. This could be accentuated if you're on lithium. However, i see you're also on klonopin, which is more likely to cause sedation than lithium. Please discuss all these with your doctor and your pharmacist. ...Read more
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
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Yes,it: does. It takes several days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does Tizanidine have more of an effect after it builds in your system or should you feel the benefit of an increase the same day?
I would think it: would need to build in your system over several days for maximum effect. ...Read more
My BP has been very low the last few days (82/53) and I have been on Tizanidine for a few years. I also have had IV boloses (5)in the last 24 hr?
Malnourished: You need to see a good internist -- you could be malnourished among others -- how much weight have you lost ? ...Read more
I reached goal dose of zanaflex (tizanidine) may 18, but had some improvement in last couple days. Is this meds taking full effect or are my symptoms improving?
Hard to know: Firstly, good for you! The question might be possible to answer, but it requires sifting through all sorts of things - like what might be different in your life - what you are doing differently inside and out. You might want to find a good therapist to help you understand it all before you taper down. Never just stop w/o guidance. Happy for you! ...Read more
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