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Tizanidine (Zanaflex) is a centrally acting a2-adrenergic agonist. It is used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis, back pain, or certain injuries to the spine. more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Fibromyalgia
776
80%
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
265
85%
Chronic Pain
52
96%
Back Pain
22
100%
Migraine Headaches
13
100%
Overall, 84% (1190 Members) find Zanaflex helpful
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Zanaflex Reviews

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Helped a little
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It's the only reason I sleep sometimes, unaware of my pain.
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4 mg
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This is great to relax muscles and help me sleep but doesnt last long so I take at bedtime annd then another if I wake up in the night.
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no
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Helps
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works well on tight muscles
It works somewhat for the spasms.
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Works great, but it is sedating for me so dosing is difficult at certain times of the day.
Working / Worked
On this muscle relaxer now and does seem to help some
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Zanaflex
    Zanaflex is not an opiate. It is used to "relax" your muscles, and hopefully, the pain that may be caused by tensed muscles. I have degene... [More]
  2. Discussion: Zanaflex
    I had an Appt. today with the neurosurgeon,They want me to start taking something called Zanaflex? I looked this one up and I don't want to be doing t... [More]
  3. Discussion: Zanaflex
    Glad to hear that it works for you. I take Zanaflex as well and have found it to have the least side effects compared to other muscle relaxers. The... [More]
  4. Discussion: Zanaflex
    Yeah, and yes I took Zanaflex for many, many years. It was the only muscle relaxant that worked for me without side effects. The dose can really var... [More]
  5. Discussion: Zanaflex
    I have been recently having horrific back and leg spasms and had my Pain doc appointment yesterday. He prescribed Zanaflex to go along with my pain m... [More]