Tizan 2 mg – Generic Zanaflex
What is Zanaflex Generic?
Zanaflex contains Tizanidine to treat muscle spasms or muscle spasticity. It relaxes your muscles, making them less stiff. It is a type of medicine called a muscle relaxant.
Doctors often prescribe it to treat Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and Spinal Cord Injury. Physical therapists use it to ease pain during physical therapy.
If you have any questions about using it for other reasons, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
USA Name: Zanaflex
Generic Name : Tizanidine
Manufacturer: Sun Pharma
Dosage of Zanaflex: 2 mg per day
Use for Zanaflex Generic
Take this medication by mouth with water. Take it as directed on the prescription label. You can take it with or without food. You should always take it the same way.
Keep taking this medication unless your care team tells you to stop. Stopping it too quickly can cause serious side effects.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. You may need to take special care.
Patients over 65 years of age may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.
If you think you’ve taken too much of this medicine, immediately contact a poison control center or emergency room.
What may interact with this medication?
Do not take this medication with any of the following:
Narcotic medications for cough
This medication may also interact with the following:
Antihistamines for allergy, cough, and cold
Birth control pills
Certain medications for anxiety or sleep
Medications for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heartbeat like amiodarone, mexiletine, propafenone, verapamil
Medicines for depression like amitriptyline, fluoxetine, sertraline
Certain medications for seizures like phenobarbital, primidone
General anesthetics like halothane, isoflurane, methoxyflurane, propofol
Medications for sleep
Medications that relax muscles for surgery
Narcotic medications for pain
Phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
This list may not include all possible interactions. Tell your doctor about all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, and dietary supplements you take. Also inform them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some things may interact with your medication.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
Low blood pressure
Mental health disease
An unusual or allergic reaction to tizanidine, other medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives
Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Zanaflex side effects
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Allergic reactions—skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
CNS depression—slow or shallow breathing, shortness of breath, feeling faint, dizziness, confusion, trouble staying awake
If you experience any adverse side effects or they persist call your doctor immediately.
Liver damage can cause upper right abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and feeling sick. Additional symptoms might encompass light-colored stool, dark yellow or brown urine, and a yellowish tint to the skin or eyes. Liver damage can also induce an unusual sense of fatigue or weakness.
Low blood pressure—dizziness, feeling faint or lightheaded, blurry vision
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
Is Generic zanaflex a controlled substance?
The US Drug Enforcement Agency does not list Tizanidine, the active ingredient, as a Controlled Substance.
Can there be withdrawal symptoms of Zanaflex?
If you suddenly stop taking Zanaflex (generic name: Tizanidine) after long-term use, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms may include high blood pressure, increased heart rate, tremors, anxiety, and muscle spasms. Talk to your doctor before stopping the medicine. They can help you slowly reduce the dose to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
What to do if you miss a dose?
Skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose.
What is the dosage form?
The dose of Tizanidine (Generic Zanaflex) is available in 2 mg tablet and capsules.
Keep out of the reach of children and store in a cool dry location
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