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Zanaflex And 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
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
I have neuropathy and i take gabapentin and zanaflex. I just found out I am 4-6 weeks pregnant and i can't sleep without either of these meds. Help?
See below: The first 4-8 weeks of pregnancy are most critical for development, and if the meds were to affect your baby, it would have already occurred. You certainly can have this evaluated by an ultrasound or amniocentesis, and talk to your obstetrician immediately, so you can be reassured. Chances are, you are unlikely to have a birth defect. ...Read more
Caution warranted: Hopefully the same physician is prescribing all your medications, or at least knows all you're taking. Zanaflex 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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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
It takes...: 36 hours to get to 1% of your original levels, at which point it would be a non-issue! ...Read more
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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