TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet)

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side effects

I am curious about the side effects of this drug.  I take 2mg 3 times a day for fibromyalgia and very tight muscles with knots in my back and neck.  The drug does help with that problem but it makes me extremely tired and my legs feel like j...
by maryanne in Olympia Ky, 11/04/2006

weight gain and TIZANIDINE

I have MS and my neck is always sore, my neurologist prescribed TIZANIDINE. I feel like I'm eating more than I've ever eaten in my life and I have to workout twice as hard to maintain a weight I'm not even happy with. Does Tizandine increa...
by Jodie in Pittsfield, MA, 05/15/2007

TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet)

TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname


TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Tizanidine (tye-ZAN-i-deen) Relaxes certain muscles and relieves muscle spasms or tightness caused by multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and other medical problems.

When To Not Use TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to tizanidine.

How Should You Use TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • You may be taking this medicine to get better results from treatment such as physical therapy. Be sure to take the medicine at the times your doctor tells you to. You should not use the medicine more often or in larger doses than your doctor ordered.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using birth control pills or medicine to lower blood pressure.
  • Drinking alcohol while using tizanidine may cause increased drowsiness.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using other medicines that can make you sleepy, such as cold or allergy medicine, tranquilizers, other muscle relaxers, sleeping pills, or narcotic pain killers.

TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before using tizanidine if you have liver or kidney disease.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Be careful if you are driving or using machinery.
  • Dizziness may be worse if you get up too quickly from a sitting or lying position. Getting up slowly after you have been sitting or lying down may help decrease dizziness.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • The long-term effects of this medicine are not known. Report any changes in your health to your doctor.

TIZANIDINE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Stomach pain with nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite
  • Dark or amber-colored urine
  • Hallucinations
  • Fainting
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Feeling dizzy, drowsy, or tired
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Nervousness

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