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.
OMG I've had the most terrifying Nightmares on this medication I've been on it a month and in the beginning I did not put it together but since it's happened 3 times now the last time being night I've literally jumped up screaming in Terror and running through my house knocking things over scaring myself and scaring my boyfriend heart racing and couldn't go back to sleep the most odd thing is I knew it was a nightmare because I was screaming and running however I could not replay the nightmare or remember what had happened! terrified! throwing this crap in the garbage never again
- Zanaflex Information for Consumers
- Zanaflex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zanaflex (detailed)
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