Zanaflex is a brand name prescription medication. The active ingredient in Zanaflex is the drug Tizanidine hydrochloride.
Inactive ingredients in Zanaflex include: silicon dioxide colloidal, stearic acid, microcrystalline cellulose and anhydrous lactose.
Zanaflex is available in 4 mg tablets that are taken by mouth. It is used as a muscle relaxant and works by blocking nerve impulses that cause pain.
Zanaflex is used to treat a number of conditions including muscle spasms sometimes associated with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries.
Zanaflex is often used to treat headaches and neck pain, but may also be prescribed for other injuries or conditions. Zanaflex is may be used in the treatment of some diseases.
Usually Zanaflex is taken several times per day. How much and how often you take Zanaflex depends on a number of factors including what is being treated, your age and your weight.
Do not take more than three doses or more than 36 mg in one 24-hour period.
Too much Zanaflex can be damaging to your liver. It is very important to take Zanaflex exactly as instructed by your physician.
If, when you receive your prescription you are not sure that you understand the instructions, ask your health care professional to go over the directions with you.
Each dose of Zanaflex should be taken with a full glass of water. While taking Zanaflex), avoid consuming alcohol or any other medication that might cause you to become drowsy (for example, baclofen orbenzodiazepines). I
f you are on oral contraceptives be sure to tell your physician. It’s possible that your dosage of Zanaflex may have to be adjusted.
Zanaflex can cause drowsiness and/or dizziness, so use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing any hazardous activities.
Dizziness occurs most often when you get up after lying down. To prevent dizziness, rise up slowly.
To monitor your treatment your doctor may want various laboratory tests or examinations done.
It is important to keep these appointments. If you have any other with medical conditions make sure you tell your health care provider before taking Zanaflex).
Don’t take any other over-the-counter or prescriptions without talking to your physician.