tizanidine


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tizanidine

 [ti-zan´ĭ-dēn″]
a short-acting antispasmodic used in the acute and intermittent treatment of spasticity, such as that associated with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury; administered orally as the hydrochloride salt.

tizanidine

A muscle relaxant drug used to treat muscle spasm in multiple sclerosis or spinal injury. This drug is said to reduce spasm without reducing strength. A brand name is Zanaflex.
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Tizanidine can be used safely in combination with baclofen, as can the tricyclic drugs.
Liver enzyme levels should be monitored to guard against the risk of liver damage in all people taking tizanidine hydrochloride.
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"It helps to know the circumstances under which it hurts." Medical therapies for spasticity include baclofen and tizanidine, which treat a range of spastic movement disorders; muscle relaxants; and benzodiazepines.
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These include diazepam, baclofen, clonidine, and tizanidine. Taking one or several of these oral medications can reduce spasticity for several hours but may not be sufficient to control severe spasticity.
The US Food and Drug Administration approved a supplemental new drug application for two new treatments - the 800 milligramme strength Skelaxin tablet and a new drug application for tizanidine hydrochloride in capsule form.
Smolenski, Muff, and Smolenski-Kautz (1981) conducted a randomized, double-blind, parallel study of the efficacy of oral tizanidine (Zanaflex) as compared with baclofen in 21 participants with multiple sclerosis (MS) between the ages of 42 and 73 years.
While baclofen and tizanidine can reduce spasticity with fewer side effects than smoked marijuana, development of synthetic cannabinoids delivered via inhalers or skin patches might offer an important addition to management.