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US Brand Name Zanaflex
Generic Name Tizanidine
Other Brand Name Tizan, Sirdalud
Manufacturer Sun, Novartis
Packing 10
Form Tablet
Strength 2 mg, 4 mg, 6 mg

  • 50 tabs 2 mg $39.50
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Details

Introduction

Generic Zanaflex is a medication which is used for treating spasticity; a condition that is caused by spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis or by other diseases. It is a short acting muscle relaxer which works by relaxing muscle tone. The medication is taken for daily activities in order to get relief from muscle spasticity. The medicine is available in both capsule and tablet forms and easy to obtain from numerous online stores.


Use

Spasticity is a condition which results in muscle cramps, spasms and tightness in the muscles. Generic Zanaflex works by blocking pain sensations i.e. nerve impulses, which are sent to the brain. The medication aims at working centrally, rather than directly on the muscles. The drug belongs to group of drugs referred as alpha-2 adrenergic agonists.


Side effects

Generic Zanaflex shows both mild and severe side-effects. The severe side-effects are experienced by handful of people only. Some of the mild side-effects of the drug are dry mouth, dizziness, low blood pressure, urinary tract infection, dry mouth, constipation, etc. Some of the serious side-effects of the drug are allergic reactions, hallucinations, pain or burning while urinating, clay colored stools, jaundice, etc.


storage

It is utmost important to store the drug at room temperature for maintaining its effectiveness.


Composition

Tizanidine hydrochloride is an active ingredient in generic Zanaflex.


Dosage and administration

It is pertinent to take the dosage in the prescribed manner. The dosage may vary from person to person. Generally, three dosages in a day is recommended and they must be taken after the gap of 6-8 hours. More than three dosages i.e. 36 mg in a time frame of 24 hour is not allowed as taking medicine in excess results in damaging the liver. The effects of medicine usually start after 1-2 hours and last longer till 4-6 hours. Taking tablets with food helps in increasing the peak level of the drug. For getting the best results, take the drug in the same manner and at the same time. Do not stop taking the medicine even if you have got relief much before than prescribed time. Switching between tablet and capsule is not recommended without consulting with the doctors.


Overdosage

Avoid taking over dosage of the drug as it may show symptoms like slow heart rate, shallow breathing, confusion, coma, etc. If you have taken over dosage of the drug, without making any delay, seek medical consultation immediately.


Clinical performance

Clinical trials were conducted on patients having spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis with Placebo and Tizanidine tablet. Results were examined after 3 to 6 hours of treatment. Significant improvement in muscle tone has been observed in patients who have taken Tizanidine tablet.