Tizanidine

 

General English name: Tizanidine

Brand: Zanaflex

Application: Muscle relaxant - muscle spasms

 

 

 

 

Tizanidine Drug Information

Contraindications to tizanidine

Tizanidine drug interaction

Tips to consider before taking tizanidine

Possible side effects of tizanidine

How to store tizanidine

 

 

 

 

Tizanidine Drug Information

Drug Information: Tizanidine belongs to a group of drugs called muscle relaxants. Muscle relaxants are drugs that prevent or reduce muscle spasms. Spasm occurs when muscles tighten and become more difficult to use. Tizanidine to relieve spasms caused by diseases such as multiple sclerosis and long-term injuries to the back or head. Tizanidine affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

 

Contraindications to tizanidine

Pay attention to the expiration date of tizanidine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give tizanidine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for drug interactions with tizanidine and be sure to tell your doctor what other medication you are taking.

Tizanidine may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not use it while driving or working with devices that require concentration.

 

Tizanidine drug interaction

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with tizanidine include certain medications to treat high blood pressure (alpha agonists such as clonidine, methyldopa).

Some drugs can affect the removal of tizanidine from the body and thus affect the function of tizanidine, such as birth control pills, ciprofloxacin, fluvoxamine and تی

If medications or hypnotics such as alcohol, certain antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anxiety medications (such as alprazolam, lorazepam, and zolpidem), painkillers such as painkillers, and analgesics ( If you are taking codeine and hydrocodone, be sure to tell your doctor.

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or colds and cough medicines) because most of their ingredients cause drowsiness. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about taking these medicines.

 

Tips to consider before taking tizanidine

Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking tizanidine:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have ever been allergic to any medication.

 

Possible side effects of tizanidine

All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medicine and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.

  • Weakness and fatigue: In this situation, avoid driving and working with tools.
  • Dry mouth: Use sugar-free gum.
  • Stomach upset: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods.
  • Feeling dizzy, especially when you get up: Walking slowly can help solve this problem.
  • Sleep problems: Consult your doctor if you are bothered.
  • Important Note: Some people taking tizanidine may have fewer problems. Although your doctor will control these cases, see your doctor as soon as you notice symptoms such as illness, weight loss, and extreme tiredness.

Tell your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you think may be due to tizanidine.

 

How to store tizanidine

• Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

• Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

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