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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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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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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'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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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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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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Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) stronger than Flexeril?

Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) stronger than Flexeril?

Zanaflex (tizanidine) & Flexeril: There is no such thing as "best", "worst" or "stronger" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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Are blood thinning properties found in tizanidine?

Are blood thinning properties found in tizanidine?

No: There are some blod dyscrasias but no known blood thinng properties. But if you are having a problem be sure there is no a drug interaction that tizanidine could be cusing another drugs to exhibit blood thinning effcts. ...Read more

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How is Zanaflex (tizanidine) different than flexeril?

How is Zanaflex (tizanidine) different than flexeril?

Zanaflex (tizanidine) vs. Flexeril: Flexeril differs from the other centrally acting agents because it is structurally and pharmacologically related to amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is an alpha adrenergic agonist that inhibits the release of NE from the locus ceruleus in the brain. ...Read more

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Could tizanidine and nuberol forte be given simultaneously?

Yes,: There is no interactions between these drugs.
Rec.: if concerned see your prescribing physician for medication adjustment and more information. ...Read more

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How unhealthy are zanax, loritabs, zanaflex, (tizanidine) and tramadols for you?

Depends: If they are prescribed for the right condition, and taken as directed, they may be just fine for you. However if self-prescribed, taken for too long a time or in higher doses, they can produce many problems, especially xanax (alprazolam) (physical dependency with seizures on withdrawal), lortabs (opiate dependency, problems with too much tylenol), tramadol (seizures in large doses).Zanaflex is different class. ...Read more

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Is tizanidine HCl 4mg prescribed for Parkinson's disease?

Is tizanidine HCl 4mg prescribed for Parkinson's disease?

Not usually: Tizanidine is indicated for spasticity, but may be useful for cramps, muscle spasms, strains, etc, but not usually for parkinson's. I suppose that an older pt might have a stroke co-morbidity and maybe spasticity, and perhaps there might be a role, but would tend not to use it otherwise. ...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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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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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

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