Tizanidine

Persevering's Tizanidine History (Stopped)
4 mg Daily Aug 24 - Oct 31, 2010
As needed Mar 01 - May 19, 2011
Stopped Other Oct 31, 2010
Stopped Other May 19, 2011

Persevering's Tizanidine is for…

  • Stiffness/Spasticity

Persevering's side effects of Tizanidine…

  • Dry mouth (xerostomia) Aug 30, 2010
  • Dizziness Feb 1, 2011

Evaluations


Apr 19, 2011

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I've found Tizanidine to be better than Baclofen for me. Both make me tired, requiring at least one nap per day, and result in mild dizziness. Bacflofen actually caused severe cramps, which is part of what it is supposed to prevent. I am certain of it, as I trialed it for several days on and off, and had many severe cramps when taking it only. Both alleviate stiffness well, but the side effects result in me preferring stiffness over dizziness and sleepiness.

Oct 31, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

Sep 6, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

About Tizanidine (Prescription Drug)

Tizanidine hydrochloride is a skeletal muscle relaxant used for treatment of muscle spasticity. Off label it is used for tension headaches, low back pain, and trigeminal neuralgia.

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