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User Reviews for Tizanidine

Also known as: Zanaflex

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For Muscle Spasm: "This drug knocked me flat out. It did its job along with heating pad and alternating that with ice...also it works great as just a sleeping pill!!!!"

Sharon2U (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 10, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have used this when I had a herniated disc in my lower back for a year before I had surgery. Now I have been taking it for a year with my cervical dystonia (chronic nerve pain starting at neck). It does still make me pass out when I take it but it really stops the pain. Better than the tramadol, gabapentin, steroids, Tylenol 3 etc. I do not take together but klonopin is part of my meds too that also help. I feel like my body which is always tense relaxes with Tizanidine. Not something to work or drive right after taking. I have found nothing to function with to relieve the pain I have."

   
10

Marcy (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 4, 2018

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For Not Listed / Other: "Tizanidine is the worst pain reliever. It hasn't helped at all I'm still in a lot of pain. I've bad chronic pain for years and they wanted to try this. It is safe to say I don't like it. It's a big waste of time. I'm not getting any relief or sleep"

   
1.0

Nicki (taken for less than 1 month) June 28, 2018

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For Cluster Headaches: "Have been on Tizanadine 4 mg every night for about a year for migraine prophylaxis. Have tried so many meds over 25 years. Couldn’t afford Botox even with my insurance was going to be $200 at least. This is the first med that has actually worked at decreasing the amount of headaches. Went from daily to maybe 2 or 3 a month. Still take Sumatriptan when I do get one and that always works for me. This message is a life saver for me."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 18, 2018

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Zanaflex (tizanidine) for Muscle Spasm: "For fibromyalgia muscle pain and knots. Taking 2mg at night, helps somewhat."

   
6.0

Kelz (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 13, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Prescribed for a muscle pull and I've taken it for two days, doubling the dosage and the 4mg just doesn't do a thing. Doesn't even make me sleepy. Dug in the cabinet and found some out of date, by 2yrs 10mg of another relaxer, Flexeril. I finally get relief. I added alleve to each muscle relaxer."

   
1.0

Bunni (taken for less than 1 month) June 6, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "What a nightmare went from sleeping a few hours to waking up soaking wet, hot & freezing; my stomach hurts & I have diarrhea. Facial flushing during the day. Luckily I only took 1 mg for 4 nights in a row after re-injuring herniation in Neck C6 - C7 and getting dizzy. I have been on the computer for days wondering why I was having hot flashes & night sweats - I have taken this before for a stiff neck a few months ago that is when it all started. Can't wait for all the side affects to go away! I can't tell when that will be. I would rather they gave me a valium any day."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 28, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Tizanidine caused hallucinations. Didn't help alleviate muscle spasms or pain yet."

   
1.0

Ina Lotofpain (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 22, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have taken tizinadine a few years for muscle spasms and it worked pretty well. Now when I take even one 4 mg tablets my chest gets tight, have trouble breathing and am extremely weak and tired. I thought I was having heart problems but I believe the tizinadine is causing these symptoms. I won't be taking any more."

   
4.0

Wanda (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 11, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "My doctor prescribed the 4 mg tablets which within an hour of taking, the moderate spasms I was having were now almost intolerable. I couldn't sleep, concentrate, or do anything except think of the pain. I dropped back to 2 mg and had several times that the tizanidine actually started the initial spasms, along with the issues mentioned above, only in a slightly lesser severity. Only when I dropped down to 1 mg three times a day or as needed did I start getting some relief from my bad hip and lower back pain and spasms. I've never had to go to this much trouble getting a med to do what it says it should do. I'm not a fan of this one..."

   
3.0

Rick (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 9, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I've been taking Tizanidine for muscle spasms from my MS. For years I was only taking 2 mg at bedtime. About 6 months ago, my doctor increased my dose to 2 mg , 3 times a day. I'm constantly sweating. Needless to say, I'm not taking it anymore. I already take Baclofen for spasticity."

   
1.0

SweetSydney (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 14, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Very first dose last night. It caused severe dizziness, dry mouth, my heart was racing. I couldn't sit up without fainting. Spent several hours on the bathroom floor since I also felt nauseous. This med is not for me."

   
1.0

girly (taken for less than 1 month) April 10, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "This medicine makes me have to urinate all the time. I wake up several times a night and I take ambien to sleep. Definitely not worth it. When you pay for a prescription that helps you sleep and then you can’t."

   
5.0

Ang (taken for less than 1 month) March 25, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I'm 60 years old. This is the worst medication I have every been given. I took the medication for 2 nights and that was enough for me. I felt like I was on LSD in the 70's. I was asking my dogs to turn off the lights-like they were human. I saw bugs crawling all over the electrical outlets and anything electric. When I say bugs I mean thousands of them. NEVER AGAIN."

   
1.0

slickbiy (taken for less than 1 month) March 3, 2018

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For Cluster Headaches: "I suffer from tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, you name it. I take Fioricet when I feel a migraine coming on. Sometimes it doesn't help and that's when I realize I have misjudged the type of headache I have at that time. As the symptoms progress to a classic cluster headache I take between 4 to 8mg of tizanadine and in about 30 minutes my pain goes from a 9 or 10 to a 2 or 3. Many of my headaches come from my neck and cervical spine issues. This medication helps the stiff, sore muscles in my neck and upper back which goes along with some types of my headaches. Sometimes it's hard to tell as I go through a cycle of cluster headaches with other types mixed in. This medication, above all my other headache meds, is the most effective. It does have side effects of dry mouth and sedation. At night the sedation is great, but tough to function during the day. I can take 2mg without getting sleepy but it's not enough to help sufficiently with the intense pain."

   
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RN student Deb (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 17, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I use to take soma for my muscle relaxers. They are the only thing I could take for my condition. And then DEA had to have them. So I have tried everything any Dr has ever gave me for this spasm and migraines that I go through. So good luck these won't help you."

   
2.0

Q.B (taken for less than 1 month) February 15, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have Sciatic nerve problem DDD 3 disc's bulging. Pain is horrible and with a great medical team and medication you are on your way To recovery"

   
3.0

Chevy3854 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 9, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Tizanidine works for me. It does make me very sleepy so I can only take at night. It usually knocks me out within 30 min but I won’t stay asleep. I was originally on tramadol (four 50 mg pills) and after 5 years weaned myself off. I’m currently taking ibuprofen & 1-4mg tizanidine daily. I find that it works much better than methocarbamol for my back. So far no side effects other than drowsiness."

Sugarfiend (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 3, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "This medicatrion works very well."

SKINNY MINNIE (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 25, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have fibomyalgia. This drug makes me very sleepy, yet it makes me not sleep "well". I just feel very tired and sluggish as if I hadn't had sleep even though I did. It also makes me depressed and sad. Oxycodone is much better, I can stay awake and alert, do my job and the pain is gone for a few hours to 5 hours completely. This stuff just puts you in a dark depressing cloud, even if I take it at night the next day I feel very depressed. I've tried a few times but can't live my life ( I work fulltime and have kids) with this nonsense."

caitie00 January 17, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I take it regularly as prescribed & it doesn't do anything"

   
1.0

Devincane (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 14, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "I hate this drug will not be taking it again. Within 20 minutes I was either in a coma or knocked out sleeping, I have no idea which sedation I was under.. pretty scary. I had hallucination , where I saw a devil over me, red lights, just weird. Woke up and I could barely move, my body was weak. No muscle pain but a dangerous drug that puts you in a slight coma "

HelpmeHoward (taken for less than 1 month) January 13, 2018

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For Muscle Spasm: "Gave me violent headaches and did not relax my neck muscles"

   
4.0

Jennmh1968 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 29, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have been suffering for years. I was on narco and it almost destroyed my kidneys. This new drug has helped me to cope with everyday life. I was almost home bound."

DarleneBFibro (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 26, 2017

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For Muscle Spasm: "This medicine should NOT be available to anyone. This medicine when I took it made my ears ring, my mouth dry, and hallucinations I mean serious bad hallucinations. This drug needs to be reassessed by the FDA because it literally will take someone out of commission one day. I felt like in was dying due to these side effects. This medicine should not be on the market. PERIOD!!!!"

Scary medicine December 20, 2017

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