What is Tizan (Tizanidine) used for?
Tizan (Tizanidine) is a muscle relaxant used to prevent or reduce muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries. The medication operates by blocking nerve impulses sent to the brain. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Tizan (Tizanidine)?
Tizan (Tizanidine) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to ensure the correct results. One tablet is normally taken every six to eight hours at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual regimen will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and can be taken with or without food, but a snack is recommended before administration if you experience nausea. Avoid changing the form of the tablets before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Tizan (Tizanidine)?
Some patients using Tizan (Tizanidine) may experience side effects including:
Tell your physician immediately if you experience any symptoms that worry you or if more serious side effects occur such as faintness, hallucinations, painful urination, nausea, loss of appetite, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may need immediate medical attention or adjustments to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not use Tizan (Tizanidine) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, under eighteen years old, taking fluvoxamine or ciprofloxacin or if you have lactose intolerance, or decreased liver function. It is also important to inform your physician if you have decreased kidney function or are elderly as these conditions may require reduced dosages to prevent potential problems occurring during treatment.
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, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.