Zanaflex vs Soma

Description: If pain is disrupting your everyday activities, get the total relief you need to function again with Soma or Zanaflex muscle relaxers.

Soma and Zanaflex muscle relaxers block pain sensations and reduce chemicals in your body that cause inflammation.

So with Soma or Zanaflex you’ll be able to feel better and heal faster from muscle injuries.

How Soma and Zanaflex works: muscle relaxers do two things to help ease your pain. First, they block impulses from the brain that signal pain.

Secondly, they reduce chemicals in your body that cause inflammation.

Dosage: Soma muscle relaxers come in two different strengths (175 mg and 350 mg) and can be taken up to three times daily. The normal prescribed dose for Soma muscle relaxers is 1-2 tablets after meals.

Remember, only your doctor can decide which dose is right for you.

Zanaflex muscle relaxers recommended adult dose is 2 mg up to 3 times per day. The maximum daily dose is 36 mg in 24 hours.

Precautions: Soma muscle relaxers may cause dizziness and drowsiness in a small percentage of patients.

If you get dizzy or become sleepy during your treatment, avoid potentially hazardous activities like driving. Also, use alcohol with caution since it may increase the effects of dizziness and drowsiness.

Zanaflex patients should take it with caution if they take birth control pills, have problem with heart rhythm, liver, blood preassure, mental health etc.

What to tell your doctor: To avoid complications with muscle relaxers, tell your doctor if you have or have had any of the following conditions:

  • kidney/liver disease,
  • glaucoma,
  • history of drug or alcohol abuse,
  • or seizure disorder.

Also, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or nursing.

Soma and Zanaflex muscle relaxants are in the pregnancy category C, which means it’s not known whether or not the ingredients pass through breast milk or if they’re harmful to the fetus.

Children younger than 12 years of age, or patients who have acute intermittent porphyria should not take this product.

Some side effects: In clinical studies, drowsiness and dizziness were the two most commonly reported side effects.

Other side effects that occurred in a small percentage of patients were

  • headache,
  • depression,
  • blurred vision,
  • insomnia,
  • and hiccups.

If you experience more serious side effects during your treatment such as an allergic reaction, tremor, loss of vision, agitation, or shakiness stop taking muscle relaxers and seek medical attention.