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Also known as: Zanaflex

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6.5/10 Average Rating
233 Ratings with 208 User Reviews

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Reviews for Tizanidine to treat Muscle Spasm

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Zanaflex (tizanidine): "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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"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 Dug in the cabinet and found some out of date, by 2yrs 10mg of another relaxer, Flexeril.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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"This medicatrion works very well."

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

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"I am currently on the 2nd month of taking this med. My PM Dr gave it to me to help with the spasms I have in my lower back and to help me sleep at night. I am prescribed 2mg. They seem to help me sleep, which I would rather have. I also take tramadol for the arthritis in my lower back. Have tried so many other relaxants that didn't work. This one seems to help the best."

   
5.0

Mommy of 3yr twins (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 16, 2017

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Zanaflex (tizanidine): "Zanaflex has been wonderful for me!!"

   
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Gina Hicks October 20, 2017

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Zanaflex (tizanidine): "I am a retired nurse and was in a near fatal MVA several years ago putting an end to my career of nursing. I broke many bones and had to have some bones pieced together with screws and steel plates. My overall health is good but mobility issues were a problem as I had gained a lot of weight because of my activity level was severely decreased. I became severely depressed, couldn't sleep because the pain was so severe and only worsened as time went by. I couldn't use my hands at times because the spasms would be so bad that I at times was dropping items of whatever I was holding in my hands. My legs cramped so bad at night that it was almost impossible to get adequate sleep, My doctor started me then on Zanaflex. It has helped tremendously ."

Old Grandma (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 15, 2017

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"This drug helps with restless leg syndrome and muscle pains. I like how it works but there are two side effects I don't like, but have learned to live with: dry mouth and dizziness."

   
8.0

zfrost (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 10, 2017

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Zanaflex (tizanidine): "This medication helps me tremendously with muscle spasms."

   
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Mama Dawn (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 8, 2017

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