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Zanaflex And Pregnancy
I am 38 weeks pregnant. I was prescribed Zanaflex before pregnancy as needed. This week I was given Ambien to help me sleep. Are these safe together?
Ask you OB MD: This is a question that you need to ask your treating OB MD who is providing your care. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Clonazeplam seems to better relax muscles and pain than Zanaflex (tizanidine) for me. What's the deal? I'm wanting to get off benzos
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
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
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
Yes, you can: There is no interactions between these 2 drugs. ...Read more
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
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
Usually yes.: They can be usually taken together but it's always a good idea to run it by your physician. ...Read more
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 cause for allergy and related problems ...Read more