Zanaflex 4mg is a medication which is a muscles relaxant, it contain Trizanidine in a large amount because Trizanidine is show their action as a muscle relaxant. This medication is done their effort on brain and spinal cord. This medication is a muscle relaxant for the short acting. This drug exerts their action by inhibiting the sensations of pain which are directed to the brain. This drug is helping to relaxing the muscle tone and provides relief from the spasticity.
USES OF THE ZANAFLEX 4 mg:
This medication is used for relaxing the muscles. This drug is also used to cure from the muscle contractions or from any damage occur in the spinal cord.
CONTRAINDICATIONS OF THE ZANAFLEX 4 mg:
In some conditions this medication is unsafe or dangerous to the patients, these conditions are:
- The pregnant females and breastfeeding mother in no need to use this medication because it is not safe for the baby or unborn baby.
- If any patient is hypersensitive with any element which is used in this preparation then no need to take it.
- If the patient is suffering from any medical conditions like kidney or liver disorder, asthma
Some medications which are not prescribed with this medication because the given medications may increase decrease or block the action of the Zanaflex 4 mg:
Methyldopa, Clonidine examples of alpha agonist, some antibiotic medications are Ciprofloxacin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) like Fluvoxamine, some birth control pills like Levonorgestrel, Estrogen and Progestin, Cetirizine and Diphenhydramine examples of antihistamine, and some muscle relaxant tablets are Narcotics, Diazepam, alprazolam, Codeine and Zolpidem
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The dosage of Zanaflex ranges are 2 mg and 4 mg. an initial dose of this medication is 2 mg then it is increased up to 4 mg after one to four days according to the medical conditions of the patients. In a day take three doses at an interval between these doses is 6 to 8 hours.
IN CASE OF OVERDOSE:
When the patient consumes more than one dose at a same time in a day then the patient face such problems like feeling of dizziness, changes occur in the vision, constipation, not able to stand properly, feeling of vomiting, severe headache, heartbeat get irregular, liver and kidney damage. In these situations you can immediately inform to the doctor or physician.
IN CASE OF MISSED DOSE:
In case patient skip the dose, when the patient remembers the skipped dose consume it. But if the time is near for the next dose then taken the next dose and not consume the missed dose. Avoid consuming two doses at the same time in a day.
Some side effects of Zanaflex 4 mg are mentioned below:
Mouth is dry, the taste of mouth is also changed, saliva is also reduced, chips get hard or chill, weakness occurs in the gums, itching or rashes occurs on the skin, face, tongue, throat gets swollen, feeling of dizziness, the patient is unable to take breath, it may be harm to the liver also, the feeling of nausea, vomiting, the colour of urine gets changed, the colour of skin or eyes is pale or yellow, it also causes disturbance in the working of kidney, severe headache, moderate pain occurs in the stomach or abdominal, it causes dizziness, vision is also disturbing, heart rate is also irregular whether it is increased or decreased, changes occur in the mood or nature, not able to move properly, suffering from mental problems, constipation, light sensations and not able to sleep properly.
Some precautions of this medication are mentioned below:
- When you consume this drug then no need to drive or doing other work in which your concentration is important because this medication cause dizziness also.
- No need to take any sedative drugs when you consume this medication.
- In muscle tone if required then take this drug otherwise no need to consume this medication.
- Should not consume more than three doses in a day.