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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can tizanidine be taken in pregnancy?

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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Will zanaflex show up in a urine lab test?

Will zanaflex show up in a urine lab test?

No: It's not a common drug of abuse, tho that may be changing. It's a pretty strong muscle relaxer and is not known to be addictive, but some people cannot tolerate side effects (fatigue, hypersomnia, dizziness, slurred speech). In addition, you shouldn't stop it cold turkey bc that could result in high blood pressure. Never take more than what you have been prescribed. ...Read more

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Does Zanaflex (tizanidine) show on a drug screening?

Does Zanaflex (tizanidine) show on a drug screening?

Depends: While Zanaflex (tizanidine) isnot one of the routine five panel tests, I have seen multiple non-federal panels that contain it and a lot more. If you have a legitimate prescription which can be verifid through a pharmacy you needn't worry. ...Read more

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Zanaflex (tizanidine) vs baclofen which is better for spinal problems?

Zanaflex (tizanidine) vs baclofen which is better for spinal problems?

Muscle relaxants.: Both Baclofen and Zanaflex (tizanidine) are muscle relaxants by nature but Baclofen has been known to be useful in neurogenic conditions so it may help better. I don't believe that either of them have been studied much for spinal pain, so try and see which one works better. ...Read more

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Muscle in my back. Are there any side effects of zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Muscle in my back. Are there any side effects of zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Sedation: Sedation is the most common side efffect seen. Dry mouth is also an issue. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is a great drug for muscle spasm. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a diphenhydramine HCl with my zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Is it okay to take a diphenhydramine HCl with my zanaflex (tizanidine)?

It is OK: There is no interactions between zanaflex (tizanidine) and diphenhydramine. However, always before beginning any new drug, it is important to review your medical history with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can 1 Norco 5/325 and 1 Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg be taken at the same time?

Can 1 Norco 5/325 and 1 Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg be taken at the same time?

Yes: There is a synergistic effect...that is 1 plus 1 might equal 3 or 4 in terms of effects. But I think the two safe and often quite helpful together. They are just not a good long term solution. ...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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Will zanaflex show up on a 9 panel drug screen for court and if so what wilk it test positive for?

Will zanaflex show up on a 9 panel drug screen for court and if so what wilk it test positive for?

Nothing: Zanaflex is not typically part of a drugs of abuse screening test. Bear in mind however that depending on the reasons for the test and the resources of the organization doing the test, with chromatography we can find virtually any substance in any quantity. If found in a typical probation setting, it would not be considered a violation unless specifically specified in the probation order. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg tablets and methocarbamol 750mg at the same time?

Is it a bad idea to take Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg tablets and methocarbamol 750mg at the same time?

Depends: Again, it is difficult to safely make medication recommendations and advice without knowing your medical history. However these 2 drugs have 2 separate and distinct mode of action, therefore it should be ok. ...Read more

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I took 2 zanaflex (tizanidine) last night I ran out of somas am I going to fail my urine test tomorrow?

I took 2 zanaflex (tizanidine) last night I ran out of somas am I going to fail my urine test tomorrow?

Depends on the test: Do they test for soma (carisoprodol) now? That isn't in the standard panels but then, soma (carisoprodol) is only recently classed as a controlled substance. This sounds like you've been completely out of soma (carisoprodol) for 24 hrs or less. Varies with the individual but generally soma (carisoprodol) would still be in urine for at least 2 days. Don't overly flush the system with water/caffeine. ...Read more

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Began Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg 2x/day, 1mo ago. I've gained at least 5 lbs.; no change in diet, etc. It works, but is there a comparable one w/o weight gain?

Began Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg 2x/day, 1mo ago. I've gained at least 5 lbs.; no change in diet, etc. It works, but is there a comparable one w/o weight gain?

No: This medication is a muscle relaxant. Almost all of the available muscle relaxants work through the central nervous system and not at the muscle itself. If your presumed pain problem is improving, you may want to start to gradually increase your activity level after consulting with your physician. ...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 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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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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Can I take percocet and Zanaflex (tizanidine) together?

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Yes, you can: There is no interactions between these 2 drugs. ...Read more

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Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) and trazodone together?

Sleep: The combination of Zanaflex (tizanidine) and trazadone may lead to a difficulty during the night and next day. Both are sedating medications but the combination may lead to excessive sedation the following day. ...Read more

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Can Zanaflex (tizanidine) and vicodin be taken together?

Probably not.: Both medications have sedative effects and decreased gargle reflex, and cause depressed feeling. If you take together, you have more chance to suffer from side effects, such as being choked, developing aspiration etc. ...Read more

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Can you take Zanaflex (tizanidine) and hydrocodone together?

Yes: They are often prescribed for concomitant use. Do watch for the side effects of sedation which both may cause in some people. ...Read more

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Can you take hydrocodone and Zanaflex (tizanidine) together?

Yes: The drugs are often prescribed for concomitant use. As both can cause some sedation, be careful with the combination until you see how you respond. ...Read more

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Can I take celebrex (celecoxib) and zanaflex at the same time?

Can I take celebrex (celecoxib) and zanaflex at the same time?

Usually yes.: They can be usually taken together but it's always a good idea to run it by your physician. ...Read more

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Will Zanaflex (tizanidine) cause you to fail a urine drug test?

Will Zanaflex (tizanidine) cause you to fail a urine drug test?

No.: Urine drug testing using modern gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy for confirmatory chemical analysis will not mistake tizanidine (zanaflex) for another substance. ...Read more

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Can zanaflex (tizanidine) and vistaril be taken in the same day?

Can zanaflex (tizanidine) and vistaril be taken in the same day?

Shouldn't: There is interaction that combination can have cumulative effect of CNS depression and psychomotor depression. If you need these on a regular basis you need to find the cause. Please visit us www. Ehacstl. Com to learn how we propose to treat the causeĀ for allergy and related problems ...Read more

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Can zanaflex (tizanidine) and vistaril be taken on the same day?

Can zanaflex (tizanidine) and vistaril be taken on the same day?

Yes: Xanaflex may have some mild sedating effect which may add to to sedating effect of Vistaril (hydroxyzine). Do note that the FDA has issued warning on the potential cardiovascular effect from Vistaril (hydroxyzine). It is not as safe as we once thought. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Tizanidine (Definition)

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


Dr. Alex Mompoint
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Zanaflex (Definition)

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