Information about Tizanidine

    Tizanidine uses

    Tizanidine is used for muscle relaxation.

    How tizanidine works

    Tizanidine works by acting on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

    Common side effects of tizanidine

    Visual hallucination, Dizziness, Back pain, Auditory hallucination, Sleepiness, Yellow discoloration of eye, Vomiting, Weakness, Altered heart rate, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Altered vision, Yellow discoloration of skin, Increased sweating, Fatigue, Influenza like symptoms, Bleeding, Heartburn, Muscle cramp, Diarrhoea, Depression, Skin rash, Slow heart rate, Drowsiness, Bruise, Nervousness, Constipation, Tingling sensation, Decreased blood pressure

    Available Medicine for Tizanidine

    • ₹100 to ₹112
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹112
      Novartis India Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹61 to ₹74
      Gold Line
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹56
      Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹36
      Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Tizanidine

    • Tizanidine can increase the effects of other CNS depressants (alcohol, barbiturates) medicine.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Tizanidine, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Tizanidine


    Q. Does Tizanidine contain sulfa or asprin?
    Tizanidine does not contain sulfa and aspirin
    Q. Is Tizanidine an opiate, NSAID, blood thinner, controlled substance, or muscle relaxer?
    Tizanidine is not an opiate, NSAID, blood thinner or a controlled substance. It is a muscle relaxant
    Q. Is Tizanidine like valium?
    Valium is a brand name for drug diazepam. It is also used as a muscle relaxant, but both have different functions. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
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    Q. Is Tizanidine stronger than Flexeril?
    Flexeril is a brand name for drug cyclobenzaprine, which is also used as a muscle relaxant. Effect of the drug may vary upon individual response. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
    Q. Is tizanidine water soluble?
    Tizanidine is a lipid-soluble drug; it is only slightly soluble in water and methanol
    Q. Is Tizanidine gluten free?
    Tizanidine is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
    Q. Can I take Tizanidine or Zanaflex for menstrual cramps, headaches, or anxiety?
    No, you cannot take Tizanidine or Zanaflex (which contains Tizanidine) for menstrual cramps, headaches, or anxiety. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
    Q. Does Tizanidine cause weight loss or keep you awake (insomnia)?
    You may experience insomnia or weight loss with the use of Tizanidine. Few people may experience excessive sleepiness. If you experience such side effects, consult your doctor
    Q. Can I take Tizanidine with Aleve (naproxen), Ambien (zolpidem), Norco (acetaminophen and hydrocodone), Tylenol (paracetamol), Valium (diazepam), or Xanax (alprazolam)?
    You may take Aleve and Tylenol with Tizanidine, but Ambien, Norco, Valium, and Xanax should not be given with Tizanidine. Consult your doctor before simultaneous use
    Q. Can I take tizanidine with prednisone, ibuprofen, tramadol, or oxycodone?
    Tizanidine may be taken with prednisone or ibuprofen, but tramadol or oxycodone with tizanidine may increase their side effects. Consult your doctor before simultaneous use
    Q. Does Tizanidine show on a drug test?
    No, Tizanidine does not show on a drug test. Only narcotic drugs show up on a drug test.

    Content on this page was last updated on 13 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)