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Prescribed zanaflex (tizanidine) for spasm. Haven't slept well all week. Doc said would knock me out. Wide awake. I have pbc of liver. I thought soma pref?

Prescribed zanaflex (tizanidine) for spasm. Haven't slept well all week. Doc said would knock me out. Wide awake. I have pbc of liver. I thought soma pref?

Soma (carisoprodol) not preferred: Soma is not a good medication, there are terrible problems with addiction to that drug. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is another alternative for spasm. Also make sure you are well hydrated and add a multivitamin/multimineral supplement daily. Stretching, warm soaks and daily exercise can also help prevent spasms. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...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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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Zanaflex (Definition)

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