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Baclofen vs. Zanaflex for Spasms

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Baclofen

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Other Names: Tizanidine
Rating: 3 out of 5
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Rating: 3.5 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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but...it came at a price. I had horrible, vivid wild dreams...
...to take zanaflex and it was awesome. it controlled my spastic muscles one two three, but...it came at a price. I had horrible, vivid wild dreams, and felt ...it got. I switched back to bacl...
didn't do anything to stop or control the muscle spasms....
...I didn't think it did any thing either and it sure didn't do anything to stop or control the muscle spasms. I ended up staying on the Baclofen and they just upped my dose a little! It does...
- didn't work at all and my cramps were back with avengance....
...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 all and my cramps were back with avengance. I stopped the Zanaflex and wen...
helping a bit, but it also caused nausea and stomach issues...
...on baclofen, I had to take it everyday. I was up to 60 mg and it was not helping. I ...took zanaflex for two weeks. It seemed to be helping a bit, but it also caused nausea and stomach issues....
legs. So I'm on a combination of Zanaflex and Baclofen. So...
...for my back spasms. It has never helped the ones in my legs. So I'm on a combination of Zanaflex and Baclofen. So for the back it's 10mg 3x daily. I wish it helped...
Originally I was on Soma, then Zanaflex, now Baclofen. But...
...I was on Soma, then Zanaflex, now Baclofen. But I only take 20mg 4 times a day. Not sure what strength you are taking. Maybe that has something to do with the nausea/vomiting.. Ta...
baclofen. I switched to zanaflex because it did'nt make...
...your doc. The doc may prescribe some baclofen or zanaflex as a trial. I ...had terrible body aches. They went away when i was given baclofen. I switched to zanaflex because it did'nt make...
but it puts me to sleep. Others can take it with no problems
...(Charlie horses.) You might try baclofen or Zanaflex. I ...70 mg of baclofen daily and it helps with my leg pain quite a bit. I've tried Zanaflex, but it puts me to sleep. Others can take it...
just got worse. I took zanaflex few times a week for...
I just switched to baclofen (10mg) instead of zanaflex(4mg). ...just got worse. I took zanaflex few times a week ...about four years. The Baclofen is working somewhat better of me now though, ...
to to Zanaflex but could not tolerate it! So went back...
...in the military back then! I was switched from Baclofen to to Zanaflex but could not tolerate it! So went back to Baclofen! I see my neurologist the 29th of this month,...
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