Zanaflex is a drug from the group of muscle relaxants of central action. The composition contains the eponymous substance tizanidine. This means that there are 2 forms of the release:
Tablets, 2 mg of active substance in each one
Tablets, 4 mg of active substance in each one
Indications for use
According to the instruction for use, Zanaflex is taken in the following cases:
increased muscle tone caused by neurological disorders (degenerative changes in the spinal cord, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, circulatory disorders in the brain),
functional diseases of the spine (after surgery of the spine),
the recovery of the body after surgery (for example, after removal of intervertebral hernia).
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What doses of the drug should you take?
Zanaflex dosage depends on several factors: the severity of symptoms, reactions on the active components, the age of the patient, the received therapeutic effect. Let’s consider, in what quantities the drug is prescribed in specific situations:
Spasms of the muscles of the skeleton: you should be prescribed 2 mg of the drug three times a day at the beginning of treatment. If there are no side effects, the dose can be increased to 4-6 mg in a few days. Typically, it is necessary to take 10-24 milligrams per day for a high therapeutic effect.
If you suffer from osteochondrosis, you will be prescribed from to 2 to 4 milligrams of Zanaflex in divided doses. In addition, Zanaflex can be replaced by its counterparts – for example, the muscle relaxant Sirdalud.
If a patient has kidney failure, they will be prescribed the average dose in a volume of 2 milligrams three times per day. Thus, the dosage can be changed or adjusted depending on tolerability and clinical picture of the disease.
If a patient is of older age – they will be selected individual dose, and conducted strict control over the reaction. Usually, older people have relatively low excretion of, that is, delayed release of substances from the blood (slow renal clearance), so the dosage is always reduced. In this case, large doses are hazardous to health – can cause the accumulation of metabolites in the blood, side effects and even overdose.
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It is not recommended to take Zanaflex at the dosage over 35 mg/day.
Zanaflex: side effects.
Allergy to the drug and its components
Simultaneous reception with Ciprofloxacin, its analogues and Fluvoxamine
The principle of action of Zanaflex.
Once in the body of the patient, Zanaflex stimulates a number of receptors in the spinal cord that cause the blockade of certain amino acids. In the result, there is the inhibition of spread of excitation along the nerve endings going to the muscular frame of the back.
As a result, the patient relaxes the muscles of the back to the natural state, decreases pain syndrome, caused by an increased tone, and restore the passive and active motions in the spine.
Method of use of Zanaflex.
Zanaflex is appointed only by the attending physician and under strict indications with individually picked up dosage. The initial dose is 6 mg per day (2 mg 3 times a day). Every 7 days the dosage is increased by 2-4 mg per day, gradually reaching up to 12-24 mg / day (4-8 mg 3 times a day). The maximum daily dosage is 36 mg per day. The duration of treatment is individual and varies depending on the patient’s condition but not less than 1 month.
Zanaflex can cause some side effects:
Rash and itching on the skin
Reduction of blood pressure
Nausea and vomiting
Discomfort or pain in the abdomen
Daytime sleepiness and insomnia at night
When the drug is removed, all the symptoms disappear and do not require an antidote. In case of overdose with this drug, the patient experiences all the side effects and function disorder of respiration, convulsions and coma. If you experience these symptoms, it is necessary immediately to wash out the stomach, take sorbents (activated carbon, Enterosgel etc.) and diuretics (Veroshpiron, Furosemide).
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During pregnancy and during lactation the drug can be administered only in extreme cases when the mother’s illness threatens her life. This is because the effect of Zanaflex on the fetus and child has not been studied.
The effects of the drug on children have not been studied, therefore, the reception of the drug is not recommended by people under 18 years.
Simultaneous administration of Zanaflex with alcohol can cause increased drowsiness and significantly reduces the effect of the drug.