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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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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Aftr 9 mnths of TB meningitis my 22 yrs old fiancee stil feels terrible pain during her physical therapy of legs? She HS mild dystonia of right nd mild hemiparesis of left, taking baclofen+tizanidine

Aftr 9 mnths of TB meningitis my 22 yrs old fiancee stil feels terrible pain during her physical therapy of legs? She HS mild dystonia of right nd mild hemiparesis of left, taking baclofen+tizanidine

Neuropathy/neuralgia: Your fiancé has suffered a serious neurological condition. Clearly at nine months she is still working through significant neurologic deficits –hemiparesis, spasm and pain. Baclofen and tizanidine are primarily for spasms. Additional pain related medications include Neurontin or lyrica (pregabalin). She should be under neurologic care and treatment – hopefully already is. Avoid narcotics as possible. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any ideas about controlling functional paroxysmal dystonia?

Does anyone have any ideas about controlling functional paroxysmal dystonia?

Dystonia: The clinical paroxysmal dystonia/dyskinesia can be managed medically with oral medications. these drugs are all by prescription. Functional movement disorders are in general managed with other therapies, which are usually life style modification techniques with or without psychiatric interventions. ...Read more

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Which drugs make dystonia worse?

Depends: Depending on the type of dystonia it can be made worse either by drugs that block Dopamine (e.g., neuroleptic medications such as haloperidol, risperidone, etc.) and certain antinausea medications (e.g., metoclopramide, etc) or drugs that enhance the effect of Dopamine such as levodopa. ...Read more

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How can I cure and treat dystonia?

No cure: there is no cure for dystonia. Depending upon the location and extent of the dystonia, oral medications or injections of Botox can be beneficial. usually Botox is much more effective treatment for dystonia and other medications. Best to check with her doctor. ...Read more

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How common is it for a person to suffer from dystonia?

Rare: In a european study published in 2002 the prevalence of primary dystonia was less than 1%. Look it up in neurology 59:6 [9/24/2002] pp. 941-943. ...Read more

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Can dystonia come about overnight? Are there any warning signs?

It depends: Dystonia is just a description of abnormal muscle tone. Dystonia can affect small muscles or separate limbs or total body. Some cases are progressive and severe while others are transient and resolve to normal. Ther are some forms associated with genetic and metabolic disorders. Many cases are primary without cause or genetic association. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dystonia and wonder if anyone else has this condition?

To connect with : others who have dystonia, use this site: http://www.dystonia-foundation.org/living-with-dystonia/finding-support/finding-a-support-group. It has information, local & national resources & other types of support. ...Read more

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Please tell me what dystonia & dyskinesia means?

Please tell me what dystonia & dyskinesia means?

Dystonia definition: Dystonia refers to a neurologic condition consisting of involuntary movements of the body due to abnormally prolonged and inappropriate muscle activity. Dyskinesia refers to involuntary movements but can encompass a larger range of movements including tremor, dystonia or chorea. The term "dyskinesias" is used in the setting of parkinson's disease and with chronic antipsychotic use (tardive). ...Read more

Dr. Chan Hwang
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Dystonia (Definition)

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle ...Read more


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Zanaflex (Definition)

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