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Tizanidine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 29, 2019

Tizanidine is a muscle relaxant, that is used for treatment of muscle spasms, cramping, and tightness caused by multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, ALS, spastic diplegia, back pain and other medical problems. Tizanidine comes as tablets that can be taken with or without food and as capsules. This drug works by inhibiting nerve impulses or pain sensations to the brain.

Do not use Tizanidine if you are also taking any of the following medicines - antidepressant fluvoxamine or antibiotic ciprofloxacin. Also avoid taking this medicine in case you have a history of liver disease, kidney disease or low blood pressure problem.

Do not drive, use any machine or do any other such physical activity that requires you to be highly alert, since this medicine can cause drowsiness.

Some common side effects seen in people using this medicine include dizziness, light headedness, constipation, weakness, dry mouth, drowsiness and sometimes even sore throat and constipation. Tizanidine can also cause some serious adverse reactions like Chest pain, fever, pain or burning while urinating, Blurred vision, kidney stones, shortness of breath and irregular heartbeat. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any serious side effects from using this medicine.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Tizalide 100mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Tizalide 100mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Tizalide 100mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Tizanidine as ingredient

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This medication acts as an α2-adrenergic receptor agonist. It functions by increasing presynaptic inhibition of motor nerves, and thereby reduces or manages spasticity. In simple words, it reduces nerve activity in the spinal cord which controls muscle movement.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Oflomac Suspension

    Ornof Rf 50Mg Syrup

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