What is Tizanidine?

It is a prescription based medicine available in form of oral capsules & oral tablets form. It is available in the brand name of Zanaflex in the market.

Tizanidine uses

It uses to control muscle spasms, muscle pain, tightness & stiffness.

This medication is used for multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, or muscle spasticity

Tizanidine warnings

It is recommended to take this medicine only after a doctors prescription.

  • It can lower your blood pressure and make you feel swimmy,
    so your doctor may be prescribed a lower dose.
  • It can damage your lower if you are suffered from any liver-related problem you should inform your doctor.
  • It can cause hallucination, you may see things that are not real if you have any such condition. It is recommended to stop taking this drug immediately.

Side effects of Tizanidine

Common Side Effects

Dizziness,
Headache,
Weakness,
Confusion,
Difficulty speaking,
Fatigue,
Sore throat,
Urinary tract infection,
Constipation,
Coughing,
Vision problems

Serious Side Effects

Delusions: believing things that aren’t true
Extremely low blood pressure: dizziness or lightheadedness, especially when standing after sitting or lying down
Liver problems

Is tizanidine a narcotic?

Muscle relaxers and pain relief medications such as tizanidine, which is not a narcotic, can prove addictive and misused.

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