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Tizanidine Vs 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
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
I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) or flexeril (have both) and just started necon 10/11. I read there could be interactions with zanaflex (tizanidine). Do I need to be concerned?
Yes- Sedation/dizzy: If you use Zanaflex (tizanidine) chronically, know that the concentration of Zanaflex is increased when used with oral contraceptive and may result in increased sedation, fatigue/ low blood pressure (hypotensive issues- dizziness, fainting). You may want to use Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) instead but also watch out for drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness. Avoid alcohol and use caution when driving while on these drugs. ...Read more
Yes,: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) differs from the other centrally acting agents because it is structurally and pharmacologically related to amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant.. Tizanidine is the drug of choice for muscle spasm. Always consult your doctor for your individual needs. ...Read more
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
Is Soma or Zanaflex (tizanidine) more effective than flexeril? For torticollus and back pain. I've had all kinds of labs and scans, im merely curious
My husband has lumbar disc disease and has had fusions at L4-L5, L5-L6. He bent down to pickup something and now he is in pain with spasms. Should he take his zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg or flexeril 10mg he has prescriptions for both?
What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, (tizanidine) flexeril?
Severe muscle cramps. Feet, legs, groin, neck, shoulders, every nigh. Tried flexaril, zanaflex, (tizanidine) k, even lidoderm. Have sent lab test. What now?
What kind of test?: The results may help diagnose the underlying problem. If there is no abnormalities, PT, stretching, a different exercise regimen may help ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Taking both of these medications may increase the risk of serotonin syndrome: fever, muscular rigidity, mental status changes, muscle destruction and serious blood clotting problems (DIC). You should discuss this with your physician and see if an alternative combination might be considered. ...Read more
Depends on lots..: Length of effectiveness depends on many factors...Pill strength, how often have you used the drug (getting used to it), time of day, have you eaten with it and other meds you may be taking. All of these will factor in the equation. ...Read more
Yes: No problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
If approved by docs: Always tell each & every doc everything you're taking, whether prescription or over-the-counter, medication or dietary supplement. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=758-386, 1979-1274 for concerns over possible interactions btwn these two meds. Only take together if (both of) your prescribers are aware of other drugs, too, and approve. ...Read more
Tired: Many people feel tired or sedated from that medication. It is a common side affect. ...Read more
I: I am glad you asked. Cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) can be started at a dose of 5-10 mg taken at bedtime. The 10mg cyclobenzaprine is a non-scored tablet. Studies have shown that the tablet does not break evenly, even with a pill cutter, so it is recommendted that it not be split. There are however 5mg tablets as well. ...Read more
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) over dose:
Probably not. But, that doesn't mean it can cause some significant side effects.
Are you asking for yourself? Was or will this be an accident? Are you feeling low, depressed? Is this for someone else?
There are tons of us out here hoping to help. ...Read more
I think it gets to -:
Work within a couple of hours, as I have used it personally.
If it didn't work for you, then check with your PCP or whoever prescribed them for you. ...Read more
Pharmacist: I would suggest calling the pharmacist where you filled the prescriptions, so they can take in to account all your medications regarding potential interactions. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Drug Abuse: No. These are designed to be nearly the same medication. Taking them both is not in any way a sign of healthy behavior. ...Read more
Possibly: That is much too large a dose to take at one time. The major problems could be sedation and confusion. ...Read more
No: Throw it away. Probably not effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Too much: The definition of an overdose is simply experiencing side affects from the medication secondary to taking more than the prescribed dose. These side affects can range from mild to severe, even to the point of sudden death. A flexeril overdose implies that a person is suffering side affects of the flexeril secondary to taking to high of a dose of it. ...Read more
Muscle relaxant: The most common reactions are:drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea, confusion, nervousness.However if you overdose you could expirience seizures. Cardiac arrhythmias, mi, stroke, psychosis.All this reactions are very serous and should not be taken lightly. Dr seni. ...Read more