Tizanidine is a short-acting muscle relaxer. It works by blocking nerve impulses that are sent to your brain. The drug is used to treat spasticity by temporarily relaxing muscle tone. Tizanidine may also be used for treatment headache.
It can be taken with or without food with glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Take tizanidine exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts.
Don't drink alcohol and smoking. Be careful to take the medicine in aged. Tell the doctor if you have kidney or liver illness or if you are pregnant.
Don't use with moderate or potent CYP1A2 inhibitors. Unmarketable for pregnant woman, children and people with the allergic reactions.
Possible side effect
Side effects are somnolence, constipation, headache, giddiness, diarrhea. Also may cause an allergic but not nor serious. Discuss with your doctor if you experience one of them.
Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products. Notably avoid using the drug with antidepressants, grapefruit juice, morphine, medicines for insomnia and some antibiotics.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. Overdose symptoms may include break heartbreaker, dizziness and chest pain.
Store your medicines at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C). Store away from moisture and light. Keep it out of the reach of children and away from pets.
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