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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

/ti·zan·i·dine/ (ti-zan´ĭ-dēn″) an antispastic used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of spasticity related to multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury.

tizanidine

a skeletal muscle relaxant and a2-adrenergic agonist.
indications It is used in the acute/intermittent management of increased muscle tone associated with spasticity.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Adverse effects include dry mouth, vomiting, increased ALT, abnormal liver function studies, constipation, somnolence, dizziness, speech disorder, dyskinesia, nervousness, hallucination, psychosis, urinary tract infection, blurred vision, urinary frequency, flulike syndrome, pharyngitis, and rhinitis.

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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Concomitant use of tizanidine with the antidepressant fluvoxamine or the antibiotic ciprofloxacin is now contraindicated.
Some studies have suggested that tizanidine has pain relief properties in addition to its antispasticity effects (Elovic, 2001).
And Tizanidine is indicated for the management of spasticity.
Tizanidine hydrochloride (Zanaflex[R]) was approved by the FDA in December 1996 for treatment of adults with spasticity due to spinal cord injuries or multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Baclofen or tizanidine may relieve the muscle tightness that accompanies daily tension-type headaches, but they have no role in the treatment of episodic TTH, Dr.
DENVER--For preventing chronic headache, an herbal product called petasites and the muscle relaxant tizanidine performed favorably, based on data from double-blind clinical trials presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.
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.
Twelve weeks of the muscle relaxant tizanidine, perhaps combined with a long-acting NSAID or cyclooxygenase-2-specific inhibitor, may be helpful as a bridge treatment, Dr.
Tizanidine was introduced for management of spasticity.
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