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Zanaflex-Tizan-Tizanidine 2mg

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Zanaflex is highly demanded short-acting muscle relaxer. It is used for treating spasticity by relaxing the muscle tone. Zanaflex functions by blocking the nerve impulses that are responsible for sending pain sensation to the brain.

Zanaflex, being generic medicines are known under different name such as Tizanidine Sirdulaud, etc. in different countries.

Quantity Strength Price Unit Price
30 Tablets Tizanidine 2mg $20.00 $0.67
90 Tablets Tizanidine 2mg $48.00 $0.53

Brand - Zanaflex

Generic - Tizanidine

Tizanidine, also known as Zanaflex, Sirdulaud under the trade name in different countries that is manufactured by different Pharmaceuticals. It is a centrally acting α2 adrenergic agonist.

Zanaflex is used for treating cramps, spasms and tighten muscles that are the result of multiple sclerosis, spastic diplegia and back pain, injuries of spine or central nervous system. In addition to this, Zanaflex is also known as anticonvulsant, antispasmodic, useful in migraine headache and fibromyalgia.

Zanaflex contains Tizanidine HCL as active ingredient for Zanaflex tablet. It is white to off-white in colour and appears as fine crystalline powder. Also, it is odourless and have faint characteristic.

Zanaflex is chemically known as 5-chloro-4-(2- imidazolin-2-ylamino)-2, 1, 3-benzothiadiazole monohydrochloride. It has a molecular weight of 290.2 whereas C9H8ClN5S-HCl is the molecular formula.Zanaflexis slightly soluble in water & methyl alcohol and its solubility decreases as the pH increases.

The inactive ingredients present in Zanaflex includehypromellose, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide, colorant, gelatine, sugar spheres, etc.


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Brand - Zanaflex

Generic - Tizanidine

Zanaflex is short-acting medicines and it shows its result after 1-6 hours intake of the tablet. It should not be taken in larger amount or for longer duration than suggested by the doctor. Zanaflex is taken with full glass of water.

The patient need to take 6-8 hours of gap after taking Zanaflex and it can be taken take up to three doses in a day.

The withdrawal symptoms after the patient stop taking Zanaflex include dizziness, fast heart rate, anxiety, tremors and increased spasticity.

Therefore, the patient needs to consult their doctor before they stop taking Zanaflex.

If patients miss their dose, they should take it as soon as remember. However, by the time patients remember about their missed dose and it’s time for the next regular dose then they should skip the missed dose and take their regular dose.

Brand - Zanaflex

Generic - Tizanidine

After intake of Zanaflex, the patient might get allergic reactions such as hives, difficulty in breathing, swelling of face, lips, etc.

Some patient might get serious side effects from Zanaflex such as faintness, slow heart rate, light-headed, hallucination, confusion and unusual behaviour. Even few patients can suffer from nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-coloured stool, low fever, yellowing of skin or eyes and burning & pain sensation during urine discharge.

Not all patients will have serious side effects after the use of Zanaflex. Some might experience mild or less serious effect which include dizziness, numbness, nervousness, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, fever, dry mouth, weakness in muscle, back pain, increased muscle tone, sweating and skin rash.

Brand - Zanaflex

Generic - Tizanidine

Zanaflex should not be taken by the patients if they are using any antidepressant or antibiotic. The patients should not use Zanaflex when their muscle tone needs safe balance and movement for some activities, as it might endanger their physical safety to be in state of reduced muscle tone.

The patient should not take more than three doses of Zanaflex within 24 hours of period as overdose might damage the liver of the patient. Some medicines such as cold & allergy, narcotic pain, sleeping pill, muscle relaxer, etc. leads to sleepiness in patients and if Zanaflex can increase this sleepiness. So the patient should ask & confirm doctor, if they need to take any of these medicines along with Zanaflex. Intake of alcohol should be avoided by the patient as it might increase the side effects of Zanaflex.

In case, the patient is suffering from disease related to liver, kidney, high/low blood pressure, they should tell about this to the doctor.