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Tizanidine (Sirdalud Tablets) – Product Information
Tizanidine Tablets (Tizanidine-Oral) is a muscle relaxant is used to help relax certain muscles in your body.
Name of Drug
Tizanidine Tablets : We supply Sirdalud
manufactured by Novartis.
(Sometimes Tizanidine is also referred to as: Tizan)
Manufacturer of Tizanidine Tablets
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
The active pharmaceutical ingredient contained in Tizanidine Tablets (Sirdalud) is Tizanidine Hydrochloride (tize-AN-ih-deen)
Uses of Tizanidine Tablets
Tizanidine is a muscle relaxant is used to help relax certain muscles in your body. Sirdalud relieves the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis or spinal injury. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tizanidine Tablets – Dosage
Tizanidine Hydrochloride 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 Tizanidine Tablets exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Tizanidine Hydrochloride 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 Tizanidine 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 Tizanidine Tablets
Keep this medication 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 Tizanidine Tablets
Before using Tizanidine Tablets please inform your doctor all the medicines that you take including no prescription medications, over the counter medicines and herbal remedies. You have also to 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 Tizanidine, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above. Tizanidine is in the FDA pregnancy C. This means that it is not known whether Tizanidine 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 Tizanidine passes into breast milk. Do not take Tizanidine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Side Effects of Tizanidine Tablets
Side effects from Tizanidine Tablets can 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 Usage of Tizanidine Tablets (Sirdalud) :
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Sirdalud (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).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take tizanidine and talk to your doctor if you experience
- drowsiness or dizziness;
- dry mouth;
- increased muscle tone or spasms; or
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.
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You can buy Cheap Tizanidine 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 Friday, 21. August 2009.
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