Relaxes your muscles.
Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available
Our pharmacists’ bottom line
Zanaflex (Tizanidine) isn't a first-choice treatment for muscle spasms. Try other options before using this.
- Relieves muscle spasms well.
- Can be taken with or without food, but you need to be consistent in how you take it every day.
- Available as a generic.
- Available in a tablet or capsule form. It also comes in a capsule that can be opened and sprinkled in applesauce for people that can't swallow pills.
- This isn't a first-choice muscle relaxing medication. Other drugs work better and have fewer side effects.
- Zanaflex (Tizanidine) can lower blood pressure, so be careful if you are already on a blood pressure medication.
- Need to be consistent every day in taking this with or without food.
- Elderly individuals have more side effects when taking Zanaflex (Tizanidine).
- Can't stop taking this abruptly if you use it regularly.
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Side effects for Zanaflex (Tizanidine)
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Tips from our pharmacists
- Can cause dizziness, fatigue, drowsiness, and dry mouth.
- Avoid activities requiring mental alertness (like driving) until you know how it affects you.
- Can cause extreme drowsiness or dizziness if you are taking meds for high blood pressure.
- Side effects are more prevalent in the elderly.
- Don't drink alcohol while using this.
- Can be taken with or without food, but you need to be consistent since food affects how the medication is absorbed and works.
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Zanaflex (Tizanidine) can damage your liver. You'll need to get blood tests done to check how your liver is functioning if you're taking this regularly.
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- Tips from our pharmacists
- › Don't drink alcohol while using this.
- Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
- › Need to be consistent every day in taking this with or without food.
- › Can be taken with or without food, but you need to be consistent in how you take it every day.
- Tips from our pharmacists
- › Can be taken with or without food, but you need to be consistent since food affects how the medication is absorbed and works.
- I took it for back pain, the pain is still there and it has not helped the pain, but I have not had a anxiety attack! This is a big thing for me as I have had them every day for years! It does not help me sleep but I am not tired.Age: 47Gender: womanDuration taken: a month or so
- I found it worked well in the beginning---after awhile started waking up after 2-3 hours and couldnt get back to sleep I believe it gets me angry , [ easily aroused pissed off] more than if i leave it alone.Taken for: hernia, mesh, nerve damage pain sleepDuration taken: two years or more