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Baclofen vs. Zanaflex for Spasms

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Baclofen

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Zanaflex

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Other Names: Tizanidine
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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Rating: 3 out of 5
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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 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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my butt. I was on 30mg of baclofen nightly and then took...
...butt. I was on 30mg of baclofen nightly and then took most of the pain away so I could sleep. She just changed me to Zanaflex - didn't work at ...I stopped the Zanaflex and went back to the bacl...
from baclofen to zanaflex this week b/c the baclofen...
...baclofen wasn't working. The one thing I liked about the baclofen, I could sleep longer. The zana flex only last 2 hours and I take it 3...
changed to Baclofen from Zanaflex because of that exact...
I just changed to Baclofen from Zanaflex because of that exact reason. I wish I would have known that it...
(requiring more baclofen). I'm going to try Zanaflex
...spasticity, but for me it takes almost an hour to kick in, then it wears off after 3.... and when it wears off it causes more...
switch from baclofen to zanaflex stiffness and tightness...
...day and 10mg baclofen 4x a day. ...the pain. My burning nerve pain ...living. Tried to switch from baclofen to zanaflex stiffness and tightness got worst. Lyrica does'nt seems to work as we...
to switch from zanaflex to baclofen, but without much...
...years ago, and is now generalized from neck to toe-since about 4 months ago. The cervical dystonia makes her neck look very deformed, torticollis, tight muscles, etc.. Nothing seems to really help ...
Baclofen as well but decided to try Zanaflex first....
...this! My Neurologist mentioned Baclofen as well but decided to try Zanaflex first. You have convinced me now to try the Baclofen. I have tried several ...have gone withe Baclofen first. I am...
but made me weak. Thinking of changing to Zanaflex...
...been increasing my baclofen and now on��90mg a day.�� This has decreased my spascitity but made me weak. Thinking of changing to Zanaflex - tizanidine....
take zanaflex and I would like to switch to the baclofen...
...verses adverse affects and feeling better in the future.I currently take zanaflex and I would like to switch to the baclofen,the zanzflex I'm at the max dose per day and...
to switch me from Baclofen to Zanaflex I didn't think...
...to switch me from Baclofen to Zanaflex I ...spasms. I ended up staying on the Baclofen and they just upped my dose a little! It does great controlling my spasms and it doesn't make me dopey! Bu...
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