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sheri1 Says:
 
i have recently been prescribed zanaflex. I was told it's a mix of xanax and flexirl. I was just wondering if anyone else has taken the drug and does food really effect it.

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Honour Havoc Says:
 
Hi. I just had back surgery 10 days ago. Because of the length and sverity of my condition (a double herniaton of the L-5 disc) I have had severe muscle spasms all up and down both legs and in my back. It just so happens that I have just completed my certivicate in drug and alcohol rehab counseling., and am finishing up a course in PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY. I've just started taking this drug, since I told my doctor that I can't handle FLEXERIL, which is NOT an anti-inflamitory or a muscle relaxer. Flexeril is a benzodiazapine - a sedative, which is why it is sometimes prescribed for muscle pain. There is NO Xanax (another benzodiazapine) in Zanaflex (generic name tizanadine). Xanax is prescribed primarily for anxiety disorder. Tizanadine is purely an antispasmodic and an anti-inflamitory. It does have some sedative effects, but the body easily aclimates to it, which is different than developing a tolerance, which indicates a potential for addiction. Notice that XANAX starts with an X, and ZANAFLEX starts with Z. If you have anymore questions about any drugs, feel free to email me at: herohavoc2@aol.com. The action of mechanism is an adrenalgic agonist i.e. it mimics neurotransmittors that inhibit adrenaline, which cause exitement of the bodily functions, especially stress, thereby lessening muscle stress and pain.

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Verwon Says:
 
There are definitely some misunderstandings here that need cleared up.

Zanaflex contains the active ingredient Tizanidine, which is a muscle relaxant.

It is not a Benzodiazepine, nor does it contain one, it's not even related to them.

It is a straight muscle relaxant.

It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth.

Learn more Zanaflex details here.

It is also not an anti-inflammatory.

And your body can develop a tolerance to it, just as easily as it can to any other medication.

Are there any other questions or comments?

Did I miss anything that needs explained?

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jj Says:
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Has anyone ever used zanaflex/tazanadine(?) Intro- venously? As an IV D. user I recently attempted it and was wondering; has anyone else used it this way? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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GENIUS Says:
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My feedback would be to just try a high dose iv as much and often as u like..be the first, be a leader and let us no how it works out for you..

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