Generic Zanaflex for Treating Muscles Contraction


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    Generic Zanaflex is a clinically proven medicine that acts as a muscle relaxant. It relives muscular pain by blocking pain sensation or nerve impulses that are delivered to the brain. It is commonly prescribed to manage muscle spasms, which are experienced in diseases like multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury. It is used to relax the muscle tone. Generic Zanaflex may also be prescribed for other therapeutic use that is not listed here. The active drug composition of this medicine is Tizanidine, an FDA-approved muscle relaxant.

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    • Generic Zanaflex is found to be more effective in treating muscles contraction than other anti-spasmodic drugs.
    • A strong medicine acts within 10-15 minutes and imparts relief for five to six hours.
    • It is one of the most preferred drugs for treating fibromyalgia.
    • Generic Zanaflex is available easily at a very competitive price.


    • Generic Zanaflex (Tizanidine) is a therapeutic agent that acts as an antagonistic to adrenergic receptors. This means it inhibits certain receptors within the nervous system or motor neurons to reduce the muscle spasticity. It blocks the signals that carry pain sensation towards the brain. It undermines the effects of spinal motor neurons that indicates inflammation and pain through spinal cord and the brain.


    • Take Generic Zanaflex only after discussing with the medical provider.
    • Go through the directions on the prescprtion label and follow them.
    • Never take lesser or greater quantity of this medicine than prescribed.
    • Your physician may alter your dosage to provide you long-term relief.
    • Consume the pill with a glass full of water, with or without food.
    • Usually, the effect of this medicine is for five to six hours, so you may have to take it for two to three times a day.
    • Do not take more than three dosages in a day, as excessive use of this drug may affect your liver.
    • Store Generic Zanaflex tablets at room temperature, and away from direct sunlight.


    • According to clinical trials, Generic Zanaflex is effective in reducing muscle spasticity in people with spinal cord injury. It is one of the most attractive therapeutic alternatives for subjects with spinal or cerebral damage associated with spasticity.


    • Following are the possible side effects of Generic Zanaflex, which often subside after some time–
      • Numbness and tingling
      • Nausea
      • Stomach upset
      • Diarrhea
      • Dizziness
      • Nervousness and anxiety
      • Dry mouth
      • Mild fever

      You may experience other side effects as well. Immediately get in touch with the medical practitioner in case if these side effects persist.


    • Never give Generic Zanaflex medicine to children.
    • During treatment, stay away from alcohol and other beverages that contain stimulants.
    • Do not take two doses at a single time in case of missed or skipped dose, rather ask your doctor for further dosage.
    • Overdose may produce symptoms like drowsiness, fainting, confusion and restlessness, so use the medicine as directed by doctor.
    • Generic Zanaflex is known to impair your reaction and thought process; hence, avoid outdoor risky activities after taking the dose.


    • Before using Generic Zanaflex, inform your doctor about any medicinal allergy.
    • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease, high blood pressure, and history of heart rhythm disorder.
    • Also, inform about the medications you are taking for other health issues (if any).
    • More importantly, ask your doctor whether to use it in pregnancy and breast-feeding. Generic Zanaflex harms the fetus and newborn, so it is better to stay away from this muscle relaxant during pregnancy and breast-feeding.


    • Antivirals
    • Antacids
    • Oral contraceptives
    • Antibiotics
    • High blood pressure medicines
    • Cardiac medications
    • The above-mentioned drugs are therapeutic agents that may interact adversely with Generic Zanaflex.


    • Slow pulse rate
    • Severe hepatic or renal disorder
    • Mental disorder
    • Allergic to Tizanidine
    • People having above-mentioned health issues should not use Generic Zanaflex.

    Auxiliary Treatment

    • In association with Generic Zanaflex, you can undergo massage therapy with the help of a massage therapist to alleviate the pain and discomfort. Gentle stretching and rest can also help reduce spasms.