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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?

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

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Can i take lithium and Zanaflex (tizanidine) together?

Can i take lithium and Zanaflex (tizanidine) together?

Caution warranted: Hopefully the same physician is prescribing all your medications, or at least knows all you're taking. Zanaflex (tizanidine) 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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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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How long does it take for Zanaflex (tizanidine) to leave the body?

How long does it take for Zanaflex (tizanidine) to leave the body?

It takes...: 36 hours to get to 1% of your original levels, at which point it would be a non-issue! ...Read more

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I reached goal dose of zanaflex (tizanidine) may 18, but had some improvement in last couple days. Is this meds taking full effect or are my symptoms improving?

Hard to know: Firstly, good for you! The question might be possible to answer, but it requires sifting through all sorts of things - like what might be different in your life - what you are doing differently inside and out. You might want to find a good therapist to help you understand it all before you taper down. Never just stop w/o guidance. Happy for you! ...Read more

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Can I mix tea and tizanidine (zanaflex)?

Of course: There is no problem to mix tea and Zanaflex (tizanidine). ...Read more

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Does zanaflex (tizanidine) work for anxiety?

Does zanaflex (tizanidine) work for anxiety?

NO: NO IT IS A MUSCLE RELAXANT. now if the patient anxiety coming from the pain associated with the muscle spasm then yes it mught work that way. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Zanaflex (tizanidine): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/zanaflex-side-effects.html

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Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) the same thing as a strong valium?

Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) the same thing as a strong valium?

Work differently: Both Zanaflex (tizanidine) and valium can cause muscle relaxation. They work by different mechanisms. They are not equivalent. Valium has a higher tendency to cause dependence then zanaflex (tizanidine). ...Read more

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Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) while I'm on methadone 10mg?

Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) while I'm on methadone 10mg?

Yes...: Muscle relaxant and opioid agonist. No problem, however excessive relaxation may lead to unsafe conditions with driving or certain activities ...Read more

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Ciproflaxin and Zanaflex (tizanidine) together no good , why ?

Hepatic inhibition: Basically Cipro (ciprofloxacin) decreases the ability of the liver to metabolize (process) tizanidine (zanaflex). This will increase the levels of tizanidine in the body. With this there is a significant risk of hypotension (very low blood pressure), bradycardia (very low heart rate), and changes in mental and physical activity abilities (psychomotor impairments). In other words can be dangerous. ...Read more

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What's the current street value of Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4 mg tablets?

What's the current street value of Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4 mg tablets?

No idea but...: This is one of the strangest questions I've seen on HealthTap. Are you looking to buy or sell them? I doubt any doctor here has any idea what the "street value" of various prescription drugs are. It's a REALLY bad idea to buy or sell drugs that haven't been prescribed by your doctor. It's sad to think drugs like Zanaflex (tizanidine) are being abused. Please don't participate in illegal & dangerous activities. ...Read more

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How effective is tizanidine (Zanaflex) for treating Lou Gehrig's disease?

SymptomaticTreatment: Zanaflex (tizanidine) is a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant and used in Lou Gehrig to relieve spasticity. ...Read more

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How long does Zanaflex (tizanidine) stay in the system 2mg for back spasms?

Look up : Internet resources are abundant. You want to know the half life of the medicine which will tell you how many hours it takes to eliminate 50% of it from your system after ingesting it. ...Read more

Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Zanaflex (Definition)

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