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Prescribed zanaflex (tizanidine) for spasm. Haven't slept well all week. Doc said would knock me out. Wide awake. I have pbc of liver. I thought soma pref?

Prescribed zanaflex (tizanidine) for spasm. Haven't slept well all week. Doc said would knock me out. Wide awake. I have pbc of liver. I thought soma pref?

Soma (carisoprodol) not preferred: Soma is not a good medication, there are terrible problems with addiction to that drug. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is another alternative for spasm. Also make sure you are well hydrated and add a multivitamin/multimineral supplement daily. Stretching, warm soaks and daily exercise can also help prevent spasms. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...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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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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What are the side effects of tizanidine?

What are the side effects of tizanidine?

MANY mainly sedation: Any medication can cause a rash. But since tizanidine (zanaflex) is a 'muscle relaxer' it can cause sedation. It can also cause: dizziness, nervousness, depression vomiting, tingling sensation in the arms, legs, hands, and feet dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain, heartburn, increased muscle spasms and sweating. Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms due to multiple sclerosis (ms). ...Read more

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Does zanaflex (tizanidine) work for anxiety?

Does zanaflex (tizanidine) work for anxiety?

NO: NO IT IS A MUSCLE RELAXANT. now if the patient anxiety coming from the pain associated with the muscle spasm then yes it mught work that way. ...Read more

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Can I take lisnopril 10mg with Tizanidine 4 mg?

Can I take lisnopril 10mg with Tizanidine 4 mg?

Well: If your blood pressure is on the high side, then tizanidine might be OK to take. If your blood pressure is well controlled or low with the lisinopril, you may want to try another muscle relaxant as it is known to cause orthostatic hypotension. Talk with your doctor who prescribed it if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Will tizanidine help control or reduce dystonia?

Will tizanidine help control or reduce dystonia?

Sometimes: Zaneflex is indicated for muscle spasticity due to MS or spinal cord injuries. It has been found to help with dystonias (20%). The most commonly used muscle relaxant is baclofen. Side effects include sedation, infrequent tolerance, and dysphoria - depressive mood. ...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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Zanaflex (Definition)

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