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Will tizanidine help control or reduce dystonia?
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sometimes
Zaneflex is indicated for muscle spasticity due to MS or spinal cord injuries.
It has been found to help with dystonias (20%). The most commonly used muscle relaxant is baclofen. Side effects include sedation, infrequent tolerance, and dysphoria - depressive mood.

In brief: Sometimes
Zaneflex is indicated for muscle spasticity due to MS or spinal cord injuries.
It has been found to help with dystonias (20%). The most commonly used muscle relaxant is baclofen. Side effects include sedation, infrequent tolerance, and dysphoria - depressive mood.
Dr. K. Olson
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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Yes
Muscle relaxers with central brain effects like tizanadine can be helpful.
Other treatments include botulinum toxins by injection. See a physiatrist or neurlogist for eligibility.

In brief: Yes
Muscle relaxers with central brain effects like tizanadine can be helpful.
Other treatments include botulinum toxins by injection. See a physiatrist or neurlogist for eligibility.
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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