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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

Dr. James Chapman
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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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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

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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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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

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How long after taking hydrocodone or tizanidine can I have a beer?

How long after taking hydrocodone or tizanidine can I have a beer?

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

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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

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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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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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Can i take lithium and Zanaflex (tizanidine) together?

Can i take lithium and Zanaflex (tizanidine) together?

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

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What are some of the dangers of zanaflex (tizanidine)?

What are some of the dangers of zanaflex (tizanidine)?

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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Hello what could happen if someone takes 7 4mg tizanidine?

It could kill you!: It is very dangerous to take that much of the drug. It can put you in a coma, stop your breathing and as a result kill you. Get help. ...Read more

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I took four times my dose of tizanidine because it wasn't helping enoug, but will I overdose?

I took four times my dose of tizanidine because it wasn't helping enoug, but will I overdose?

TIZANIDINE HAS A: Broad spectrum and it is unlikely you will overdose unless you go above 24 mgs in a 24 hr period. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Zanaflex (Definition)

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