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It may be used to help in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury
               



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What is this medicine?

TIZANIDINE (tye ZAN i deen) helps to relieve muscle spasms. It may be used to help in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • low blood pressure
  • mental disorder
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to tizanidine, other medicines, lactose (tablets only), foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after food. Do not take with food unless you talk with your doctor. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Suddenly stopping the medicine can be very dangerous.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children.

Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • ciprofloxacin
  • clonidine
  • fluvoxamine
  • guanabenz
  • guanfacine
  • methyldopa

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • acyclovir
  • alcohol
  • antihistamines
  • baclofen
  • barbiturates like phenobarbital
  • benzodiazepines
  • cimetidine
  • famotidine
  • female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills
  • medicines for high blood pressure
  • medicines for irregular heartbeat
  • medicines for pain like codeine, morphine, and hydrocodone
  • medicines for sleep
  • rofecoxib
  • some antibiotics like levofloxacin, ofloxacin
  • ticlopidine
  • zileuton

               
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