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In the US, Tizanidine (tizanidine systemic) is a member of the drug class skeletal muscle relaxants and is used to treat Cluster Headaches and Muscle Spasm.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Muscle relaxant, centrally acting

Chemical Name

2,1,3-Benzotiadiazol-4-amine, 5-chloro-N-(4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-

Foreign Names

  • Tizanidinum (Latin)
  • Tizanidin (German)
  • Tizanidine (French)
  • Tizanidina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Tizanidine (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • Tizanidine Hydrochloride (OS: USAN, BANM, JAN)
  • AN 021 (IS)
  • DS 103-282 (IS)
  • Tinazidini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Tizanidine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Tizanidine Hydrochloride (PH: JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Tizanidinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Acent-TZ (Tizanidine and Aceclofenac)
    Intra, India
  • Algi-B (Tizanidine and Paracetamol)
    Garmisch, Colombia
  • Amiox-P (Tizanidine and Paracetamol)
    Roneld Grace, Peru
  • Caredalud sr
    Pharma care, Egypt
  • Citanz (Tizanidine and Nimesulide)
    Ranbaxy, India
  • DTN (Tizanidine and Diclofenac)
    Finecure Pharmaceuticals, India
  • Flexitine
    Behrens, Venezuela
  • Meftal-MR (Tizanidine and Mefenamic Acid)
    Blue Cross, India
  • Myoldin
    Sigma, Egypt
  • Nimulid-MR (Tizanidine and Nimesulide)
    Panacea, India
  • Nimvar-MR (Tizanidine and Nimesulide)
    Zota, India
  • Nizi (Tizanidine and Nimesulide)
    FDC, India
  • Novolid-MR (Tizanidine and Nimesulide)
    Micro B & B, India
  • Orthobid-MR (Tizanidine and Nimesulide)
    AHPL, India
  • Rekan
    Hikma, Egypt
  • Relaxkov
    Blaskov, Colombia
  • Roysan
    Amoun, Egypt
  • Sirdalud
    Novartis, Georgia; Novartis, India; Novartis, Turkey; Novartis Consumer Health, Egypt; Novartis Pharma, Poland; San Giorgio Pharma, Italy
  • Sirdalud MR
    Novartis, Poland; Novartis, Turkey
  • Sirvasc
    Ranbaxy, Vietnam
  • Sixer-TIZ (Tizanidine and Diclofenac)
    Madhav BioTech, India
  • Smr
    hi pharm, Egypt
  • Sumo-MR (Tizanidine and Nimesulide)
    Alkem, India
  • Tizafen (Tizanidine and Paracetamol)
    Laboratorios Siegfried, Colombia
  • Tizalud
    Opsonin, Bangladesh
  • Tizan
    Sun Pharma, Myanmar
  • Tizanidin
    Altamedics, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Tizanidine Actavis
    Actavis Group, Poland
  • Tizanor
    Orion, Poland
  • Tizax
    PharmaS, Bosnia & Herzegowina
  • Tizyl
    October Pharma, Egypt
  • Zalide (Tizanidine and Nimesulide)
    Active HC, India
  • Zolandin-MR (Tizanidine and Nimesulide)
    AHPL, India
  • Apo-Tizanidine
    Apotex, Canada
  • Azanid
    Usawa, Pakistan
  • Brufen-MR (Tizanidine and Ibuprofen)
    Abbott, India
  • Chang Bang
    Yabang Pharmaceutical, China
  • Cimbrar SR
    Euroetika, Colombia
  • Enchinin
    Sawai Seiyaku, Japan
  • Flectadol (Tizanidine and Ibuprofen)
    Novamed, Colombia
  • Gibonz
    Kyorin Rimedio, Japan
  • KaiLaiTong
    Credit Pharma, China
  • Mekitack
    Teva Seiyaku, Japan
  • Motonalin
    Nihon Yakuhin Kogyo, Japan
  • Musant
    Niche, Bulgaria
  • Myores
    Meprofarm, Indonesia
  • Navizan
    Italpharma, Italy
  • Nise-MR (Tizanidine and Nimesulide)
    Dr. Reddy's, India
  • Phardex
    Pharos, Indonesia
  • Relaxyl-T (Tizanidine and Diclofenac)
    Franco-Indian, India
  • Relentus
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Roysan
    Amoun, Tanzania
  • Sirdalud
    Eurim-Pharm, Austria; Novartis, Argentina; Novartis, Bangladesh; Novartis, Belgium; Novartis, Brazil; Novartis, Chile; Novartis, Colombia; Novartis, Czech Republic; Novartis, Denmark; Novartis, Estonia; Novartis, Finland; Novartis, France; Novartis, Greece; Novartis, Hungary; Novartis, Indonesia; Novartis, Latvia; Novartis, Mexico; Novartis, Netherlands; Novartis, Oman; Novartis, Portugal; Novartis, Serbia; Novartis, Slovakia; Novartis, Thailand; Novartis, Taiwan; Novartis Farma, Italy; Novartis Farmaceutica, Spain; Novartis Healthcare, Philippines; Novartis Pharma, Austria; Novartis Pharma, Switzerland; Novartis Pharma, Germany; Novartis Pharma, Russian Federation; Novartis, Lithuania
  • Sirdalud MR
    Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Medcor, Netherlands; Novartis, Hungary; Novartis, Mexico; Novartis, Netherlands; Novartis Pharma, Austria; Novartis Pharma, Switzerland; Novartis Pharma, Russian Federation
  • Sirdalud Retard
    Novartis, Finland
  • Spaslax
    Panion & BF, Taiwan
  • Stidine
    Synpac-Kingdom, Taiwan
  • Telzanine
    Nisshin Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Ternelin
    Novartis, Japan
  • Ternelin 0.2%
    Novartis, Japan
  • Tidar
    Sriprasit Pharma, Thailand
  • Tirolbit
    Towa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Tizacom
    Combiphar, Indonesia
  • Tizadin
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Tizaflex
    Yung Shin, Taiwan
  • Tizalin
    Gentle, Taiwan
  • Tizan
    Shou Chan, Taiwan
  • Tizanelin
    Taisho Yakuhin, Japan
  • Tizanidal
    Lafedar, Argentina
  • Tizanidin Actavis
    Actavis Group, Austria
  • Tizanidin Orion
    Orion Pharma, Finland
  • Tizanidin Teva
    Teva, Denmark; Teva Pharma, Slovenia
  • Tizanidina Teva
    Teva Pharma, Portugal
  • Tizanidine
    Actavis UK, United Kingdom
  • Tizanidine 0.2% Nichi-iko
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Tizanidine Amel
    Kyowa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Tizanidine Arrow
    Arrow Poland, Poland
  • Tizanidine Hydrochloride Actavis
    Actavis, United States
  • Tizanidine Nichi-iko
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Tizanidine PCH
    Pharmachemie, Netherlands
  • Tizanidine Tanabe
    Choseido Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Tizanidine Teva
    Teva, Bulgaria; Teva, Lithuania
  • Tizanidin-TEVA
    Teva, Germany
  • Tizanin
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Tizanin 0.2%
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Tonolyte
    Unison, Thailand
  • Zanaflex
    Acorda, United States; Paladin, Canada
  • Zinadur
    Paill, El Salvador
  • Zitanid
    Novell Pharmaceutical, Indonesia


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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