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Baclofen vs. Tizanidine for Spasms

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Baclofen

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Other Names: Zanaflex
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Baclofen (brand names Kemstro, Lioresal, and Gablofen) is a derivative of gamma-aminobutyric acid. It is primarily used to treat spasticity and is under investigation for the treatment of alcoholism.It is an agonist for the GABA B recep... Read more on Wikipedia
Tizanidine (trade names Zanaflex, Sirdalud) is a drug that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is a centrally acting 2 adrenergic agonist. It is used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as mul... Read more on Wikipedia
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By sami
March 1, 2014
sami wrote
tizanidine with worse depresion, stomach problems and NO sleepiness!
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By Melissa
November 5, 2013
Melissa wrote
Baclofen vs Flexeri
I started with Baclofen then started flexeril. I swear by baclofen as the BEST. I honestly can't say much about flex because I really haven't given it a chance but I hope it the Baclofen works as good for you as it did for me. Also, it curbed my desire for the opiate pain relievers. My doc seems to want me stuck on them lol she took away the baclofen and gave me a shit load of tramadol and flexeril. Could be blissful if only I were ignorant..
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does help most people Tizanidine 20mg per day - some help...
Hi I take Baclofen 30mg per day - no help at all, but I think it does help most people Tizanidine 20mg per day - some help but side effects are...
help at all, i take tizanidine at night since it helps me...
...have someone help do it. Baclofen didn't help at all, i take tizanidine at night since it helps me...
all with no success, either did not help or side effects...
...did not help. I  have bad spasricity in my right leg which has now spread to my rt arm too. I have tried Baclofen, Gabapentin and Tizanidine, all with no success, either did not help or side...
to Baclofen. I find Baclofen works very well for me at...
...was on Baclofen but the MS consultant suggested I try Tizanidine. I took it for a while. It was never very effective because I could ...back to Baclofen. I find Baclofen works very well for me...
is the medication that helps me with the jumpy leg...
Tizanidine is the medication that helps me with the jumpy leg ...take baclofen in the morning for spasticity. It doesn't seem to he...
work like Soma? Tizanidine works well, flexeril works well,...
...that will work like Soma? Tizanidine works well, flexeril works well, baclofen works well. You didnt say which...
it relaxes a bit even though I partner it with tizanidine...
...I take baclofen, my left leg remains tight. I feel no period where it relaxes a bit even though I partner it with tizanidine. It is...
problems tolerating Baclofen, although they were different....
I had problems tolerating Baclofen, although they were different. My neuro switched me to Tizanidine. It has two side effects --slightly sedating (more than slightly in ...almost as...
still struggling with painful spasticity (i take tizanidine...
baclofen made me wet the bed. had to stop taking it. still struggling with painful spasticity (i take tizanidine - the max dosage- and ...- but i've still got a lot of pain). all of the dru...
never did anything for me. Baclofen doesn't...
...anything for me. Baclofen doesn't do much, but by adding a small dose of diazepam seemed to do the trick. I take 80mg of Baclofen with 10mg diazepam per day. If I take any more diazepam than...
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