I fractured 7 vertebrate recently, then a few days ago, I sprained my ankle. I am on pain meds as well as 4 mg Tizanidine 4x/day. When I first fractured my vertebrate a few months ago they gave me flexoril (10mg's). I am not completely sure if I notice a difference between the two (been on Tizanidine for 1 day). But between the two, which one is more potent, and/or works best to relax my aching muscles both in my back and now in my ankle. Thank you
they are both muscle relaxer,the cyclobenzaprine is stronger to me ,when i used it it was to strong for me ,it hade me sleeping a lot and it took a few days for me to shake it off.the tizanidine does ok but not to strong to me,i was on a pill called somas,the worked good for me an the dr. stoped giving them to me because they are habit forming
Tizanidine 4mg (zanaflex 4mg) is alot stronger than flexeril 10mg. There is also a difference between the zanaflex tablets and capsules, the capsules are made for some reason to not make you as sleepy as the tablets would. Also with the zanaflex tablets it makes a difference if you eat before you take them, if you eat before you take the tablet the zanaflex works faster and reallly makes you sleepy. So to answer your question zanaflex (tizanidine) is more potent than flexeril.
You should ask your doc about giving you Soma to try! It's habit forming but It's a matter of "quality of life". If you have none without the proper meds to help your situation, so that you can function, then the doctor is more willing to prescribe whatever it takes to give you back your "quality of life".
I hope you're feeling better soon. God Bless You!
I have been on Zanaflex for years and in my opinion it is much stronger. It also does not leave you feeling hung over in the morning, yet helps to control muscle spasams during the day. I have SPS and Zanaflex is better than baclofen for me.
I am not a nurse or doctor but have a little knowledge regarding meds. I believe that zanaflex is stronger than flexeril because of what it is used for. I have used both, I also believe it depends on patients use, how much and if you acclimate to the med.
I can only speak for myself and for Flexeril and I found it doesn't do anything at all for me. I need to find out other muscle relaxer so I can ask my doctor tomorrow when I see them that's why I'm on here looking right now. I think I'm going to ask him about Soma.
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