I remember taking just 2mg a long time ago and I had the most horrific nightmares that night so never took it again. My doc just prescribed the generic form today and only called it by the generic name so I didn't realize it was Zanaflex until I googled it. A bit afraid to take it! Thanks.
Hello! I have been on Tizanidine (Zanaflex) for over a year. Did you receive the tablet or capsule form?
I just recently switched from the capsules to the tablets. I take 1-2 tabs per night @ 2 mg. each. I have noticed I've been having more vivid dreams lately (not out and out nightmares but they have not exactly been pleasant). Perhaps it is because I switched took the tablet as I did not have dreams like these while taking the capsule form.
Also, how many hours of sleep have you been getting on average per night?
Hi Sweet Luck (and I love the name):
I've switched from the 4mg tablets to the 4 mg capsules (back and forth for the past 2 yeas) I've found myself having crazy dreams on the capsules. I also take it and only sleep 4 hours at a time, so I usually take 2 doses at night. There is a difference in how your body absorbs the tablets versus the capsules,. Food slows down the absorption of the medication.
The generic of Zanaflex is Tizanidine. It's a great drug, but not without its side effects. Have you tried taking the medication on and empty stomach and then right after you eat to see if their is a difference in your sleep.
- Zanaflex Information for Consumers
- Zanaflex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zanaflex (detailed)
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