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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Tizanidine (Definition)

A muscle relaxant to help relax spastic muscles. Can help with pain caused by contracting ...Read more


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What is the treatment for tizanidine overdose?

Supportive: There is no reversal agent or antidote for tizanidine. Since this has similar sedactive effects like some muscle relaxants. Treatment is mainly supportive especially respiratory function. This is ideally done at the emergency room or hospital. Other measures include contacting the poison control center. ...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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Will Zanaflex (tizanidine) cause you to fail a urine drug test?

Will Zanaflex (tizanidine) cause you to fail a urine drug test?

No.: Urine drug testing using modern gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy for confirmatory chemical analysis will not mistake tizanidine (zanaflex) for another substance. ...Read more

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Will Tizanidine show up on a 12 panel drug screen? It was taken 6 days ago. 4mg.

Tizanidine should: Not be tested as an illicit drug. It may interfere with conventional drug tests, though that is only anecdotal, i.e. hearsay and unproven. I would wait before I do a drug test to make sure there is absolutely no substance in your body that can potentially give you false positives. ...Read more

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My girlfriend took a tizanidine 503 4mg and has a drug test tomorrow for school she's never done drugs will it show up on a drug test?

No: Tizanidine doesn't show up on drugs of abuse screening. It is a muscle relaxant that isn't a benzodiazepine; the muscle relaxants that do show up on drug tests are the benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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Does Zanaflex (tizanidine) show on a drug screening?

Does Zanaflex (tizanidine) show on a drug screening?

Depends: While Zanaflex (tizanidine) isnot one of the routine five panel tests, I have seen multiple non-federal panels that contain it and a lot more. If you have a legitimate prescription which can be verifid through a pharmacy you needn't worry. ...Read more

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My pain dr says I can't take my celexa with my baclofen (he approved 4 9 months) is there another drug 2 take in place of baclofen? Besides zanaflex (tizanidine)?

My pain dr says I can't take my celexa with my baclofen (he approved 4 9 months) is there another drug 2 take in place of baclofen? Besides zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Need to ask Pain Doc: Yes, you have other options but you need to ask your pain doc. First, epocrates claims no significant interaction btwn Celexa (citalopram) & baclofen. Drugs. Com says there is a possible interaction http://bit. Ly/heiote. Second, alternatives to Baclofen & tizanidine include cyclobenzaprine, carisoprodol, dantrolene, metaxalone, Methocarbamol & orphenadrine as muscle relaxants per epocrates. ...Read more

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Any drugs 4 spasticity that could replace baclofen, and be taken with celexa safely? Except I am allergic 2 zanaflex (tizanidine). Plz help I need my celexa back!

Any drugs 4 spasticity that could replace baclofen, and be taken with celexa safely? Except I am allergic 2 zanaflex (tizanidine). Plz help I need my celexa back!

Possibly: Clonazepam is a possibility but is a controlled substance and is not prescribed unless you really have problems with he baclofen. It causes dependence and is pretty hard to wean from. ...Read more

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Can tizanidine cause seizures? Had a grand mal a few days ago while on this drug. No history of seizures except two febral ones when I was young

Can tizanidine cause seizures? Had a grand mal a few days ago while on this drug. No history of seizures except two febral ones when I was young

Unlikely, but: Tizanidine is a muscle relaxant used for. Muscle spasms seen in multiple sclerosis and simllar disorders. It acts centrally on the brain and is associated with neurological side effects. So far it does. Not appear seizures have been reported, but considering its mode of action on the brain, it doesn't, t seem possible. ...Read more

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Can baclofen 10 mg thrice and tizanidine 2 mg twice daily make a person drowsy? 22 years old fiancee is advised with these for spasm with TB medicine after TB meningitis. Can this slow her recovery??

Can baclofen 10 mg thrice and tizanidine 2 mg twice daily make a person drowsy? 22 years old fiancee is advised with these for spasm with TB medicine after TB meningitis. Can this slow her recovery??

Yes: Sorry, here in US I've never seen a case of TB meningitis but those are HEFTY doses of meds. I've had pts tell me that 2 mg of tizanidine once a day all by itself made them intolerably drowsy. It shouldn't delay recovery but I wouldn't be surprised if she spent her recovery in a fairly torpid state. ...Read more

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If a man is taking vicodin Zanaflex (tizanidine) and nuerontin can it cause birth defects if my wife gets pregnant while im on this medicine?

If a man is taking vicodin Zanaflex (tizanidine) and nuerontin can it cause birth defects if my wife gets pregnant while im on this medicine?

No.: There little to no evidence linking paternally ingested drugs to birth defects. The paternal contribution to birth defects had to do with age (more autosomal dominant rare but severe traits can manifest after de novo mutations in the spermatozoa) and family history and not generally with drug exposure. ...Read more

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What's the normal dosage for zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Recommended dose: Start 4 mg 3X/day; maximum of 36 mg/day. ...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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