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Zanaflex (tizanidine) and Soma compound what is the difference?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: Alot

Soma (carisoprodol) is more of a tranquilizer than a muscle relaxer. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is an excellent muscle relaxer than truely works to relax spastic muscles (unlike soma).

In brief: Alot

Soma (carisoprodol) is more of a tranquilizer than a muscle relaxer. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is an excellent muscle relaxer than truely works to relax spastic muscles (unlike soma).
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Completely different

Although both are known as muscle relaxants, Zanaflex (tizanidine) is really a muscle relaxant.
It works by decreaseing spinal cord reflexes. Soma is actually more of a sedative even though it is prescribed as a muscle relaxant. They are different chemically and completely different in how they work.

In brief: Completely different

Although both are known as muscle relaxants, Zanaflex (tizanidine) is really a muscle relaxant.
It works by decreaseing spinal cord reflexes. Soma is actually more of a sedative even though it is prescribed as a muscle relaxant. They are different chemically and completely different in how they work.
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