Zanaflex 4mg Tablets contain generic Tizanidine, a short-acting muscle relaxer works by blocking nerve impulses between brain and site of injury. Zanaflex 4mg Tablet is an effective medication for treating muscle spasticity by relaxing muscle tone. Tizanidine is a potent alpha 2 adrenergic receptor agonist which acts centrally. It helps in solving problems like cramping, spasms and muscle tightness which is caused by spastic diplegia, multiple sclerosis, injuries to the spine or back pain. It can also be used as anticonvulsant for getting rid of migraine headaches.
Conditions for which Zanaflex 4mg Tablet is uses
Zanaflex 4mg Tablet is used as a muscle relaxer for treating muscle spasms caused by spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis etc. It is also used for other disorders like symptoms of fibromyalgia, headache disorders and for a sleep aid.
Dosage information of Zanaflex 4mg Tablets
a) Dose recommended: The starting dose is to take 2 mg treatment, can be repeated for 6 to 8 hour intervals or a maximum of three doses in 24 hours. The dosage of Zanaflex should be increased according to severity up to 4 mg, within 1 to 4 days, until there is a reduction of muscle tone.
b) Missed dose: If you skip the dose then take it as you remember it or start the dosage regimen from next day.
c) Overdose: Do not double the dose it can cause symptoms like confusion, drowsiness, shallow breathing, fainting, coma, slow heart rate etc.
Drug Interactions of Zanaflex 4mg Tablets
Various possible drug interaction which decreases the functioning of Zanaflex are as under:
Side Effects of Zanaflex 4mg Tablets
Some side effects observed with Zanaflex are as below:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Loss of consciousness
Warnings of Zanaflex 4 mg Tablets
Zanaflex causes dizziness so do not take this drug when you are driving, Avoid taking alcohol with Zanaflex, Brief out your doctor if you are suffering from the liver disorder, kidney disorder or low blood pressure. Do not use an excess of Zanaflex as it may damage your liver. Some narcotic pain relievers, sleeping pills etc with Zanaflex causes sleepiness so avoid taking them.