Zanaflex is a brand of Tizanidine, which comes under the group of skeleton muscle relaxant. This drug just works by blocking the nerve impulse that is responsible for controlling muscle movement.
Zanaflex 4mg is recommended for the treatment of muscle spasticity occurred due to medical illness like multiple sclerosis or spinal injury.
The intake of Zanaflex 4mg is restricted in certain condition-
- Don't take it in case of having any allergy to Zanaflex or any of its ingredients.
- Avoid the intake of Zanaflex, in case of taking fluvoxamine and antibiotics ciprofloxacin.
- In case of having any kind of liver or kidney disorder.
- Don't take this drug in case of pregnancy or breast feeding.
Drug Interaction of Zanaflex 4mg
Avoid the intake of the certain drug along with this drug as it may increase or decrease the efficacy of Zanaflex such as methyldopa, diphenhydramine, codeine, oral contraceptives clonidine, alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem ciprofloxacin, fluvoxamine, cetirizine.
- Store at room temperature away from light and moisture.
- Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Dosage of Zanaflex 4mg
Zanaflex usually comes in the dose of 2mg and 4mg.Don't take Zanaflex more than 36mg in a day as extra consumption of this drug has negative impact on the human liver. It should be taken orally at an interval of 6 -8 hours 3 times in a day.
What to do in case of Missed Dose?
In case of a missed dose, take it as soon as you come to know about it. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up the missed dose.
What to do in case of overdose?
Overdose symptoms include severe faintness or drowsiness, confusion, irregular breathing, fainting. Seek medical help in case of such symptoms.
Side Effects of Zanaflex 4mg
Some frequent side effect include rash, itching or swelling, slow or irregular heartbeat, vision change, nausea, vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, severe giddiness, difficulty breathing, fainting, mental/mood changes , dark urine,yellowing eyes,vertigo,lightheadedness,constipation,weakness, and tiredness.