86 patient evaluations for Tizanidine

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Jul 29, 2017 (Started Mar 06, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 24 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this dosage and timing schedule works well for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 30, 2016 (Started Mar 06, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 24 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I increased the dosage to 6 mg four times a day, because of increased left leg/foot spasticity in the evening.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 25, 2016 (Started Mar 06, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Still effective for relief of spasticity and I usually bypass the sleepiness by spacing doses at 4 hour intervals.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 21, 2015 (Started Mar 06, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it's very effective for relief of spasticity, unfortunately it puts me into a deep sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 8, 2014 (Started Mar 06, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none, i sleep as needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 2, 2017 (Started Sep 10, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle fatigue, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth, Muscle fatigue

Mar 5, 2017 (Started Sep 10, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle fatigue, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth, Muscle fatigue

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Sep 10, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth, Muscle fatigue

Feb 9, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth, Muscle fatigue

Sep 7, 2008 (Started Sep 10, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle fatigue, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This medication served me very well for several yrs. after I'd exhausted the use of Baclofen, which had become totally ineffective for me. This medication is not instant in terms of effectiveness. I had to "wean off" of the Baclofen & "ramp up" the dosage of Zanaflex & maintain a consistent level of this medication (in my bloodstream) before it became truly effective. After it became ineffective singularly, I began using it in combination with Keppra & I'm still realizing positive results using this regimen. I do experience some minor muscle fatigue & occasional dry mouth while using Zanaflex, however nothing close in terems of negative side effects as compared to Baclofen.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth, Muscle fatigue

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Aug 30, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Neck pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Apr 13, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Dry mouth, Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: If you have to be alert, avoid it. Keep a drink close.

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Mar 13, 2016 (Started Mar 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I really liked taking Flexeril but my insurance will no longer cover it as they say it causes falls. I will give the Zanaflex a try to see how it works for the next 6 months and then we will see and I will talk to my doctor if I don't think it is a good choice or I need an increase in the dosage as I don't feel anything from the dosage that I am currently taking.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 7, 2015 (Started Mar 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Mar 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Medications are set up once a week for 3 times a day and this is only taken at night unless I am having very bad cramps. In that event I can take them PRN but I do not drive or cook as they make me sleepy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 26, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Unsteady gait)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: stopped 8/20/15
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 30, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I can't drive on this so I only take it before bed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 17, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: it helps in the spacticity of my muscles, and hands take a couple hours before driving at first to see if you get sleepy, or other side affects. It has decreased the shaking in my hands to next to none, muscle spasicity away.

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Jun 22, 2015 (Started May 22, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this medication may cause you more restless lag syndrome ,

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Apr 27, 2015 (Started Aug 05, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: some people get better results than I did. It made me sleepy if taken during the day and too much made me lethargic.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Oct 28, 2013 (Started Aug 05, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Aug 05, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

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