What is Tizan (Tizanidine) used for?
Tizan (Tizanidine) is used to treat muscular cramps, spasms and tightness occurring as a result of injury to the spine or various other conditions. This drug contains the active ingredient tizanidine, which works by blocking the nerve signals sent from the spine to the brain. This drug may also be used to treat symptoms of fibromyalgia.
How should I use Tizan (Tizanidine)?
Tizan (Tizanidine) tablets should be taken orally. Your physician may start you out on a low dosage, which may then be gradually increased. This drug normally starts to take effect 1 to 2 hours after it has been taken, and the effects start to wear off after 6 to 8 hours. It is sometimes taken every 6 to 8 hours, however patients should not take more than 3 doses in a 24 hour period.
You should always consult your physician before taking this medication, so that the correct dosage can be prescribed to you, and never exceed the dosage prescribed. Patients who abruptly cease taking this drug may experience withdrawal symptoms. In order to avoid this, you should consult your physician before discontinuing this medication, as your dosage may need to be gradually reduced.
What are the side effects of Tizan (Tizanidine)?
Tizan (Tizanidine) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
Patients should consult their physician immediately if any side effects persist or worsen, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as a slow heart rate, fainting, severe nausea, yellowing of the eyes or skin, or painful urination.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Tizan (Tizanidine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially low blood pressure, heart disease or kidney problems, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.