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What is the treatment for tizanidine overdose?

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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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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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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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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Can I mix tea and tizanidine (zanaflex)?

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Of course: There is no problem to mix tea and Zanaflex (tizanidine). ...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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Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) the same thing as a strong valium?

Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) the same thing as a strong valium?

Work differently: Both Zanaflex (tizanidine) and valium can cause muscle relaxation. They work by different mechanisms. They are not equivalent. Valium has a higher tendency to cause dependence then zanaflex (tizanidine). ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Side Effect Zanaflex (tizanidine): The main Side Effects include the following: drowsiness or dizziness; feeling anxious or nervous; numbness or tingling; stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting;
fever;dry mouth; muscle weakness, back pain;increased muscle tone or spasms ...Read more

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Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) while I'm on methadone 10mg?

Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) while I'm on methadone 10mg?

Yes...: Muscle relaxant and opioid agonist. No problem, however excessive relaxation may lead to unsafe conditions with driving or certain activities ...Read more

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Ciproflaxin and Zanaflex (tizanidine) together no good, why?

Hepatic inhibition: Basically Cipro (ciprofloxacin) decreases the ability of the liver to metabolize (process) tizanidine (zanaflex). This will increase the levels of tizanidine in the body. With this there is a significant risk of hypotension (very low blood pressure), bradycardia (very low heart rate), and changes in mental and physical activity abilities (psychomotor impairments). In other words can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Is taking tizanidine 4mg safe for children under the age of 16?

Is taking tizanidine 4mg safe for children under the age of 16?

No data exists: You have stumbled into the world that the typical pediatrician deals with daily. For many medications such as this one there is no data to answer your question. No research has been done in children to answer the therapeutic question you pose. Ergo, as a pediatrician & a parent we must weigh the possible beneficial effects vs the unknown for the use in a child. Consider an alternative medication. ...Read more

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What's the current street value of Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4 mg tablets?

What's the current street value of Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4 mg tablets?

No idea but...: This is one of the strangest questions I've seen on HealthTap. Are you looking to buy or sell them? I doubt any doctor here has any idea what the "street value" of various prescription drugs are. It's a REALLY bad idea to buy or sell drugs that haven't been prescribed by your doctor. It's sad to think drugs like Zanaflex (tizanidine) are being abused. Please don't participate in illegal & dangerous activities. ...Read more

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How effective is tizanidine (Zanaflex) for treating Lou Gehrig's disease?

SymptomaticTreatment: Zanaflex (tizanidine) is a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant and used in Lou Gehrig to relieve spasticity. ...Read more

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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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How effective is tizanidine for relaxing muscles?

Response varies: Tizanidine is one of the drugs used to treat spasticity. It's effectiveness vary from person to person. Start at a dose of 2 mg and this could be tapered up to 4 mg. Bear in mind that the med could drop your blood pressure. Also, LFT's have to be monitored at least once every 3 months. Other drugs used for spasticity are: baclofen and dantrolene. Relaxants: skelaxin, (metaxalone) flexeril, norflex.. ...Read more

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Can tizanidine be taken in pregnancy?

Class C: This medication is a class c medication which means that it may be harmful but there aren't sufficient human studies to say for sure. I would check with your wife or girlfriend's neurologist, as they prescribe this medication most frequently. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: tizanidine?

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

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