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Sirdalud Tablets – Product Information
Sirdalud (Tizanidine-Oral) is a muscle relaxant is used to help relax certain muscles in your body.
Name of Drug
Sirdalud: (Sometimes Sirdalud is also referred to as: Tizan).
Manufacturer Of Sirdalud Tablets
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
The active pharmaceutical ingredient contained in Sirdalud Tablets is Tizanidine-Oral (tize-AN-ih-deen).
Sirdalud is a muscle relaxant is used to help relax certain muscles in your body. It relieves the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis or spinal injury. Sirdalud Tablets are also used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as spastic diplegia, back pain, or certain other injuries to the spine or central nervous system. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; please ask your doctor for more information.
Sirdalud Tablets – Dosage
Sirdalud comes as a tablet to take it orally. It usually is taken two or three times a day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Sirdalud exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. The normally recommended starting adult dose of Sirdalud is 4 mg once a day.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Tizanidine (Sirdalud Tablets) is an agonist at (alpha) 2 -adrenergic receptor sites and presumably reduces spasticity by increasing presynaptic inhibition of motor neurons. In animal models, tizanidine has no direct effect on skeletal muscle fibers or the neuromuscular junction, and no major effect on monosynaptic spinal reflexes. The effects of tizanidine are greatest on polysynaptic pathways. The overall effect of these actions is thought to reduce facilitation of spinal motor neurons.
The imidazoline chemical structure of tizanidine is related to that of the anti-hypertensive drug clonidine and other (alpha) 2 -adrenergic agonists. Pharmacological studies in animals show similarities between the two compounds, but tizanidine was found to have one-tenth to one-fiftieth (1/50) of the potency of clonidine in lowering blood pressure.
What to Do in Case You Miss a Dose of Sirdalud Tablets
If you take several doses per day, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it and take any remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced intervals. However, if you remember a missed dose when it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Storage Instructions for Sirdalud Tablets
Keep Sirdalud Tablets in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
Warnings and Precautions to be taken when using Generic Sirdalud Tablets
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, have kidney disease, have low blood pressure or you are on medication to treat high blood pressure; or you are taking birth control pills. You may not be able to take Sirdalud Tablets, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above. Sirdalud is in the FDA pregnancy C. This means that it is not known whether Sirdalud will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether Sirdalud passes into breast milk. Do not take Sirdalud without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Side Effects of Sirdalud Tablets
Side effects from Sirdalud Tablets can possibly occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: dizziness, upset stomach, vomiting, tingling sensation in the arms, legs, hands, and feet, dry mouth, increased muscle spasms. If you experience either of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: yellowing of the skin or eyes, unexplained flu-like symptoms.
More Information about Novartis Sirdalud Tablets Usage:
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Novartis Sirdalud Tablets (tizanidine) and seek emergency medical attention:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- hallucinations or abnormal behavior; or
- liver damage (yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort, unusual bleeding or bruising, severe fatigue).
- Liver function tests abnormal
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take tizanidine and talk to your doctor if you experience
- Asthenia (weakness, fatigue and/or tiredness)
- drowsiness or Dizziness;
- Dry mouth
- increased muscle tone or spasms; or
- Speech disorder
- Amblyopia (blurred vision)
- Urinary frequency
- Flu syndrome
- SGPT/ALT increased
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Buy Novartis Sirdalud 2 mg Tablets Online
You can buy Novartis Sirdalud Tablets online from the Swiss Pharmacy. It is available in pills of 2 mg. The 2 mg pills are priced at only $ 1.11 per unit if you place an order for 180 tablets.
This Product was added to our catalogue on Wednesday, 03. August 2011.