Tizanidine is used as a muscle relaxant.
How it Works
Tizanidine belongs to a group of medicines called muscle relaxants. Tizanidine is known as a short-acting muscle relaxer. Tizanidine works by blocking nerve impulses which cause pain sensations, that are sent to the brain. Spasticity occurs when muscles contract tightly and become stiff and harder to use. Tizanidine is used to treat spasticity by temporarily relaxing muscle tone.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Tizanidine can include the symptoms below; Vomiting, Altered vision, Back pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Dizziness, Depression, Drowsiness, Nervousness, Dry mouth, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Fatigue, Heartburn, Altered heart rate, Slow heart rate.
Tizanidine tablet acts as a muscle drug reliever and it helps the pain to relax that blocks the pulses verves which sends in your mind.
Tizanidine tablets, USP are in the form of 2 mg and 4 mg tablets which are all available for oral administration. These tablets have active ingredients like tizanidine hydrochloride with 2.288 mg equal to Tizanidine base 2 mg, and 4.576 mg equal to Tizanidine base 4 mg while the inactive ingredients of these tablets are anhydrous lactose, colloidal silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose and stearic acid.
This drug medicine is use as a fast pain reliever which has a short acting effect on the patient's body. It manages thespasticity of the body. The short-term healing effect of this drug made it good for everyday activities which need urgent relief from pain.
Dosage and administration
Using a single dose of Tizanidine tablet which has 8mg reduces spasticity for duration of some hours. It takes effect about one to two hours, and then between three to six hours, the drug disperses in the patient