Active Ingredient(s): Tizanidine
FDA Approved: * November 27, 1996
Pharm Company: * ACORDA
Category: Muscle Relaxer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Zanaflex Overview

Tizanidine, sold under the brand name Zanaflex among others, is a medication that is used to treat muscle spasticity due to spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis.[2] Effectiveness appears similar to baclofen or diazepam.[3] It is taken by mouth.[4] Common side effects of Tizanidine include dry mouth, sleepiness, weakness, and dizziness.[4] Serious side effects may include low blood pressure, liver problems, psychosis, and QT p...

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zanaflex reviews

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. ## 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 ...

200mg zanaflex

This med makes my ears ring and then cant hear.Dizzy feeling. I have to stay seated to avoid My husband said Im sayin things I never remember. ## Hello, Gigi! How are you? There is no 200mg dosage of Zanaflex. Are you sure that is the medication you are taking? It is only available in 2, 4, and 6mg dosages. It is a muscle relaxant and its typical side effects are listed by the FDA as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Can you double check the medication you are taking and post back? Thanks! ## Its 4 mg Zanaflex. I was also taken off klonopin and Oxycontin. This was replaced with butran 200mcg patch, zanaflex 4mg, celexa and lyrica. My dr of 7 years had me on oxycontin 30mg 3 times daily, Klonopin 1mg 2 times daily. This combo helped my spine injuries. Also PTS...

Zanaflex: My experience

I have been prescribed Zanaflex for almost 2 years for muscle spasms after flexeril didn't work any longer. I also had early stages of RA for which i also take gabapentin, Xanax, and tramadol (I took myself off of Vicodin). Zanaflex has been a life saver for me. I take 8mg before bed and can sleep soundly without waking from painful spasms. The only downfalls are that I have become physically addicted, I cannot fall asleep without my zanaflex. Without it I will stay up for days, no fun! Also, it causes the most extreme drowsiness ever! Taking zanaflex during the day with four kids running around is not an option. ## HI, Mattison! Thanks for your informative post, I am sure others will gain benefit from what you've shared. As to being addicted, I am of the opinion that you're...

Zanaflex with allergy medication

I take zanaflex 8mg 4 times a day. I was wondering if I could take an allergy relief medication with zanaflex? ## It depends on which allergy medication you wish to take, most of them may potentiate the sedative like side effects of the Zanaflex, which could result in more dizziness, drowsiness, and lethargy than usual. Can you please post back and clarify? If so, I'll be happy to provide more specific details for you!

Abuse of zanaflex

I was just wondering if anyone out there has over-used zanaflex? I am ashamed to admit I did. I was just so desperate to sleep at night. One or two wasn't cutting it so I started going up to 6, 7, or 8 at I time. I would never ever recommend this for anyone. It was just my own desperation and stupidity. I have always had giant tolerances to everything. Anyway, this stuff would put me down hard, it was hard to get up and walk myself to the bathroom and the other thing was the vivid hallucinations, i have never experienced anything like it before. Everything I was seeing was so real it was scary and I would even see people and hold conversations with them. In the morning i would be completely fine. Thankfully i am in treatment for addiction now to various other substances. I just neve...

Dr puts me on Zanaflex for anxiety. Need a doctor in Arizona

First off, I took the prescribed dose and it literally did nothing. I do suffer from muscle spasms and it didn't even help that. But the crazy thing is I'm on Valium and was asking my doctor to switch back to xanax since I was previously on that and the Valium just isn't working anymore. He then writes me for Zanaflex instead! I need a new doctor in the Phoenix area... I can't deal with this constant trial and error of meds paying out of pocket for crap medications when I know what works best for me. I've been dealing with this for over 10 years. I'm also on suboxone for pain management so it's hard to even find a dr who will write a benzo with that... but I suffer debilitating panic attacks and I have a 6 month old baby. I told him the Valium isn't worki...

how long does zanaflex take to clear your system

How long does it take zanaflex to get completely out of your system? ## How long does it take for 1mg zanaflex to leave the system for UA? I might have one on Monday. ## @Terrar , Based on my research, zanaflex (tizanidine) may take anywhere from 3 to 5 days to get completely out of your system. This isn't counting your hair follicles though, which they say can take up to 90 days. I also read that even though tizanidine has a short half life of 2.5 hours, its metabolites have a significantly longer half life ranging from 20 to 40 hours; making a single dose last as long as 80 to 90 hours in your system. @Shelby (post #1): With regards to a drug panel, my understanding is that because this medication is not a controlled substance, it's likely that it wont even be checked for in a...

suddenly stopped taking 4mg of zanaflez (4 x daily)

I am afraid of what will happen to my body with withdrawal. I need to know what to expect? ## This is a muscle relaxant, so the withdrawals shouldn't be severe, but the NIH lists them as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thid is patsy stamper im worried about suddenly stopping zanaflex on my own ..aftet being on it fir 12 long does it take to leave you please

chronic pain, anxiety & meds.

I've been on oxycontin 80s for yrs. A new pain mgmt doctor says I'm taking too much and has also refused to prescribe ativan 1mg 2 per day. I have been on a rollercoaster ride with meds being changed. I was given Zanaflex and Topamaze. Will these meds help me? Oxycontin dropped from 160mg 2xday, to 1 tab 3xday, no anxiety meds. Also changed Soma to Zanaflex. I didn't sleep much before this change, now not more than 2hrs a day. HELP!! A lot of yrs. of pain. I can't work anymore. I've raised a family, been a wife, raised Foster Children (My Children too). I love them all. I'm now a GrandMother that hasn't been there for her Grandbabies. I realize that I am new to this site so please understand that I don't usually complain about what I face in life. But her...

Concerned about taking Zanaflex and Flexeril at the same time

My brother has liver disease and one doctor prescribed him flexeril and a different doctor prescribed him zanaflex. Is it safe to take both meds? It seems to me like he should be taking one or the other. ## You are correct, since they are both muscle relaxants, he should only be taking on or the other, depending on which works best for him. The FDA warns that these medications carry the risk of causing side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, and dry mouth. Was either doctor aware that one had already been prescribed for him? Is he on any other medications?


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 2mg, 4mg, 6mg
  • Tablet: 2mg, 4mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Zanaflex: (15 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 10144-594 Zanaflex 4 mg Oral Tablet by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • 10144-602 Zanaflex 2 mg Oral Capsule by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • 10144-604 Zanaflex 4 mg Oral Capsule by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • 10144-606 Zanaflex 6 mg Oral Capsule by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • 16590-756 Zanaflex 6 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-871 Zanaflex 4 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-373 Zanaflex 4 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 35356-341 Zanaflex 2 mg Oral Capsule by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-342 Zanaflex 4 mg Oral Capsule by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-446 Zanaflex 6 mg Oral Capsule by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 55289-612 Zanaflex 4 mg Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 70515-594 Zanaflex 4 mg Oral Tablet by Covis Pharma
  • 70515-602 Zanaflex 2 mg Oral Capsule by Covis Pharma
  • 70515-604 Zanaflex 4 mg Oral Capsule by Covis Pharma
  • 70515-606 Zanaflex 6 mg Oral Capsule by Covis Pharma

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