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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can I mix tea and tizanidine (zanaflex)?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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

Dr. Corey Clay
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Tizanidine (Definition)

A muscle relaxant to help relax spastic muscles. Can help with pain caused by contracting ...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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What side effects are associated with Zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Side Effect Zanaflex (tizanidine): The main Side Effects include the following: drowsiness or dizziness; feeling anxious or nervous; numbness or tingling; stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting;
fever;dry mouth; muscle weakness, back pain;increased muscle tone or spasms ...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

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I quit taking Zanaflex (tizanidine) on Monday. How long does it take to be eliminated from the body? I was wondering if I can have a drink for the 4th of July.

Depend: Depend on for how long you have been taking the medicine and what dose

if you took only one pil, one time, then it should be cleared from your system, and yes you can have a drink for the fourth of july. ...Read more

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What's the normal dosage for zanaflex (tizanidine)?

Recommended dose: Start 4 mg 3X/day; maximum of 36 mg/day. ...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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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?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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

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If I took zanaflex (tizanidine) last night would it be ok to have 1 beer tonight?

Not recommended: It is recommended that you do not drink alcohol while you are on zanaflex, (tizanidine) because their half-lives range from 20 to 30 hours. ...Read more

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Can I take 4mg Zanaflex (tizanidine) with my hydroxyzine (100mg) at night before bed?

Yes: There may be minimally additive drowsiness with the combination but usually the difference is not noticeable. The question is why do need 100 mg of hydroxyzine since it does occasionally affects the heart / ...Read more

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I've got taken Zanaflex (tizanidine) and baclofen but neither of them work. Are there alternatives?

I've got taken Zanaflex (tizanidine) and baclofen but neither of them work. Are there alternatives?

Yes: Both are actually good medications, but there are other options. While I don't recommend jumping to ativan, (lorazepam) it is an excellent muscle relaxer. Have you tried dantrolene? Its not a great first line but can be used. Botulinum toxin is excellent with injections as well. ...Read more

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Why do you need to taper off of zanaflex (tizanidine) if it is not addictive and has no rebound effects?

Why do you need to taper off of zanaflex (tizanidine) if it is not addictive and has no rebound effects?

It can have rebound: If therapy needs to be discontinued, particularly if dose was hi (20-36 mg/day) for many weeks or if on pain meds too, dose should be decreased slowly (2 mg to 4 mg per day) to minimize the risk of withdrawal and rebound hypertension, tachycardia, and hypertonia. Some are less concerned than others w/ safety. It's up to you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have taken Zanaflex (tizanidine) and baclofen but neither of them work. Is there any other med out there that maybe could help me?

What to do if I have taken Zanaflex (tizanidine) and baclofen but neither of them work. Is there any other med out there that maybe could help me?

Need better work up: It sounds like you are being treated for muscle spasm of some sort. Your MD should be informed and reexamine you to make sure no other underlying problems are present. Often muscle spasms can be a secondary symptom. ...Read more

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