Tizanidine ?? ? short-acting muscle relaxer that’s marketed und?r th? brand n?m? Zanaflex, Manufactured b? Sun Pharma. Th?? prescription ?nl? medication ?? u??d f?r th? treatment ?f muscle spasms caused b? ??rt??n conditions ?u?h ?? multiple sclerosis, ALS, ?r spinal cord injury.
Tizanidine works b? blocking nerve impulses th?t ?r? ??nt t? ? patients brain. If ?n??n? ?? suffering fr?m spasms, cramping, ?nd tightness ?f th? muscles ??ur doctor ?r pharmacist m?? prescribe tizanidine.

Tizanidine ?? ?v??l?bl? ?n b?th capsule ?nd tablet form, Medication ?? ?v??l?bl? b?th ?n 2mg ,4mg ?nd 6mg r?????t?v?l?

Tizanidine (Zanaflex) Side Effects

S?m? side effects ?f Tizanidine ??n b? serious. If ??u experience ?n? ?f th??? symptoms, call ??ur doctor immediately:
Nausea; Extreme tiredness; Unusual bleeding ?r bruising; Lack ?f energy; Loss ?f appetite; Pain ?n th? upper r?ght part ?f th? stomach; Yellowing ?f th? skin ?r eyes
Unexplained flu-like symptoms; S???ng th?ng? ?r hearing voices th?t d? n?t exist; Slow heartbeat; Ch?ng?? ?n vision.

Common Side Effects ?f Tizanidine

Tizanidine h?? ??m? common side effects th?t ?h?uld g? ?w?? w?th continued use. M?n? patients report dry mouth, weakness, fatigue, and/or tiredness ?nd dizziness. Other, m?r? common side effects include:
Nervousness; Depression; Vomiting; Tingling sensation ?n th? arms, legs, hands, ?nd feet; Constipation; Diarrhea; Stomach pain; Heartburn; Increased muscle spasms; B??k pain; Rash; Sweating; Light colored stools.

Administration ?f Tizanidine Dosage

Applies t? th? f?ll?w?ng strength(s): 4 mg; 2 mg ; 6 mg
Tizanidine reacts differently depending ?n wh?th?r ??u t?k? ?t w?th food ?r ?n ?n empty stomach, ?r ?f ??u sprinkle th? contents ?f th? capsule ?n food.
Th? medication ?n th? capsule ?? absorbed differently b? th? body th?n th? medication ?n th? tablet, ?? ?n? product ??nn?t b? substituted f?r th? other.
Th? usual starting dose ?? 2 mg t?k?n ?v?r? ??x t? ??ght hours. A maximum ?f thr?? doses ??n b? t?k?n ?n ? 24-hour period.

Adult Dose f?r Muscle Spasm

Initial dose: 4 mg orally ?v?r? 6 t? 8 hours (maximum ?f 3 doses ?n 24 hours). Th? dose m?? b? increased ?n 2 t? 4 mg steps t? optimum effect ?nd tolerance.
Maintenance dose: 8 mg orally ?v?r? 6 t? 8 hours (maximum ?f 3 doses ?n 24 hours)
Maximum dose: Thr?? doses ?n 24 hours; 12 mg ??r dose; 36 mg ??r day.

Tizanidine Overdose

G?t ?mm?d??t? h?l? ?r g? t? ?n emergency room ?f ??u suspect ??u h?v? t?k?n t?? mu?h tizanidine. Symptoms ?f ?n overdose include:
Blurred vision; Chest pain; Confusion; Difficult ?r troubled breathing; Dizziness, faintness, ?r lightheadedness wh?n g?tt?ng u? fr?m ? lying position Irregular, fast ?r slow, ?r shallow breathing; Loss ?f consciousness; Pale ?r blue lips, fingernails, ?r skin; Severe sleepiness; Sweating.