Top 20 Doctor insights on: Zanaflex muscle relaxer
My doctor put me on Lexapro (escitalopram) and the muscle relaxer zanaflex. My question is it safe to take together without causing serotonin syndrome?
Possibly with EKG: The medication Zanaflex works by working at norepinephrine receptors and Lexapro (escitalopram) works primarily through interacting with serotonin receptors. The precipitation of serotonin syndrome in the context of their concomitant administration would not be predicted by anyone. However, Lexapro (escitalopram) and Zanaflex together can change your heart rhythm and so you may talk to a doctor about the role for an ekg. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) and zyrtec d together? Took zyrtrec for my allergies but would like to also take my muscle relaxer.
Better not: If taken together can cause CNS depression and psychomotor impairment, zanaflex (tizanidine) has a short half life 2.5 hours, so it can stay in your system for 5 hours or longer, zyrtec has a half life of 9 hours, so it can stay for about 18 hours, drop one untill you talk to your doctor about an alternative, spacing them out, or dose reduction, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple meds ...Read more
I took percocet (an opioid analgesic pain killer) and Zanaflex (tizanidine) (a muscle relaxant). Will I be okay?
You will be OK: There is no interactions between these 2 drugs. ...Read more
What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, (tizanidine) flexeril?
Non -Steroidal: Meloxicam (Mobic) is a prescription strength non steroidal anti inflammatory medicine. Specifically inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins (PGAs) by blocking COX-1 &2 enzyme. Technically not in the muscle relaxer family. However it may indirectly cause relief of muscle cramps/ spasms by inhibiting the PGAs responsible for muscle cramps etc. DO NOT use this product more than 10 days -2 weeks. ...Read more
Yes perhaps.: Most pain from crps is nerve pain predominantly although a component of pain from muscle spasms may be present also. In this regard therefore, muscle relaxant use could potentially be of some help. The main thrust of treatment in crps however is aimed at the nerve pain, this being the most pain the patients suffer from. ...Read more
Antihistamine action: One muscle relaxer, cyclobenzaprine, has a chemical structure very similar to cyproheptadine, an antihistamine. Cyclobenzaprine also has similarities to tricyclic antidepressants. Either way, it may have some blocking action on h1 histamine receptors which may help your allergy symptoms. It is more efficient to use a medication designed for this effect, like zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more
Sometimes: It has value for some people and is ineffective for others. You cannot tell until you try it. ...Read more
Yes: They are different medications with different mechanisms, so you won't be "overdosing" on one kind/class of medicine. ...Read more