Zanaflex Reviews

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: {edited for privacy}. 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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Octavia Says:

Zanaflex is not zanax and Flexeral. It is the chemical tizanidine hydrochloride and is prescribed as a muscle relaxer and for illness like MS.
I started taking it in 2001 after a car wreck, and it was in a diamond shaped pill and it helped me sleep and worked better than larger doses of other muscle relaxers.

Lately I have gotten generic pills that are round, white, scored into 4ths with APO TI-4 on the back. They do not work as well as the original pills. In fact I have asked for other muscle relaxers and nothing works as well as my original 4mg Zanaflex or its first generic, and I have been told they are by Dr Reddy. I will be calling Dr Reddy and finding out where to get them again.
Generics cost less for several reasons and I have no doubt some companies are changing the inert ingredients which can be a problem because I am lactose intolerant and have many allergies and drug reactions.

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miss l Says:

Dr reddys is at Wal-Mart :) or at least that's were I get mine

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Todd B Says:

Re: miss l (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

Dr. Reddys is the worst generic ever. They do not work and have flooded the mrkt in fl. I used to get round sun pharm scored tablet that worked. Now dr. Reddys crap is in every pharmacy and cnt find another generic anywhere! Sun pharm and uni chem work hands dwn.

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