Voluntary muscle controls movement. They contract and relax in order to allow movement of parts of the body like legs, hands etc. Sometimes a muscle or a few fibers of a muscle contract on their own. This is called spasm or cramps.
Tizanidine belongs to the class of medication called skeletal muscle relaxants. It blocks a certain natural chemical in the central nervous system. This blocks the nerve signals from the spine to the brain. The drug has a great effect on polysynaptic pathways. It blocks nerve impulses (pain sensations) that are sent to your brain. This slow down the action in the brain and nervous system to allow the muscle to relax. It relaxes muscle tone which is temporary.
Tizanidine is available in the form of a pill of strength 2 mg and 6 mg. It is a short-acting medicine. You can see noticeable effect between 1 and 3 hours after you take it.
Your doctor may increase by 2-4 mg as needed every 6-8 hrs with or without food.
Children – Not recommended for use in children.
Certain conditions need to take extra care. Consult your doctor if you have/are.
Cost of Tizanidine [Generic & Brand].
The generic and brand version of a medicine contains the very same active ingredient. Thus the effect is same. They differ in their price. Generic drugs are cheaper. The raw material for the drug is ordered in bulk. They don’t include expenditure like packaging, pricing, and advertising.
Cost of generic Tizanidine
Cost of Brand Zanaflex,
• Pack of 30 pills of 6 mg costs $ 161.26, per unit cost is $ 5.38.