What is Tizan (Tizanidine) used for?
Tizan (Tizanidine) is an oral muscle relaxant prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries. The medication blocks nerve impulses sent to the brain to relax the muscles preventing pain and cramping caused by these conditions. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Tizan (Tizanidine)?
Tizan (Tizanidine) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken every six to eight hours, but your individual dosage will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing, splitting, or chewing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Tizan (Tizanidine)?
Some patients may experience side effects while using Tizan (Tizanidine) such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, slowed heart rate, hallucinations, unusual behaviour, painful urination, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any serious or worrying side effects to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Tizan (Tizanidine) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, children under the age of eighteen, lactose intolerant, who have severely decreased liver function or who are taking fluvoxamine or ciprofloxacin. Also inform your doctor if you have decreased kidney function as this may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Tizan (Tizanidine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Tizan (Tizanidine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.