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Diazepam vs. Tizanidine for Spasms

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Diazepam

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Other Names: Valium   Mogadon   Valrelease   Diastat   Stesolid

Tizanidine

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/ 3,643 posts
Other Names: Zanaflex
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Diazepam , first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche is a benzodiazepine drug. Diazepam is also marketed in Australia as Antenex. It is commonly used for treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures including status epilepticus, muscle spasms (such as... 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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never did anything for me. Baclofen doesn't...
Zanaflex/Tizanidine never did anything for me. Baclofen doesn't do much, ...a small dose of diazepam seemed to do the trick. I take 80mg of ...per day. If I take any more diazepam than that, ...
but then got switched to tizanidine, which was horrible...
...in 2 stregths I think. I've found benzos to be better and I would need ...ex-girlfriends parent used to get cyclo, but then got switched to tizanidine, which was horrible compared to...
but then got switched to tizanidine, which was horrible...
...in 2 stregths I think. I've found benzos to be better and I would need ...ex-girlfriends parent used to get cyclo, but then got switched to tizanidine, which was horrible compared to...
have only been on a few weeks, but it makes me really drowsy...
...per day and diazepam 10mg at night. ...Tizanadine. The diazepam made me real ...to it. The tizanidine I have only been on a few weeks, but it makes me really drowsy...but it helps the spasms ...
you. i'm currently taking tizanidine with the diazepam. it...
...5mg 3 times a day, originally, on repeat prescription for a year or 2. it helped and no-one seemed worried about the possibility of addiction. i think it's because i've been on all sorts of benzos...
my husband found that tizanidine worked much better than...
...spams my husband found that tizanidine worked much better than the robaxin. Wouldn't be the usual solution, but benzos like valium...
of Nick... Have they tried tizanidine? It's the 4th/5th (I...
Thinking of Nick... Have they tried tizanidine? It's the 4th/5th (I lose ...and find it works well with benzos as it increases...
me. i am currently taking tizanidine and it has helped a...
hi. i was on baclofen, for a few months, ...didn't do much for me. i am currently taking tizanidine and it has helped a lot. it has ...take it in combination with diazepa...
long. I just try tizanidine, and it did help only a week....
...tension right after I quit clonazepam, it last for about ...in October after I finish diazepam taper for about a month, ...ways that last long. I just try tizanidine, and it did help only a w...
Diazepam is not the best medication for those, if you...
...are been prescribe Diazepam or where prescribe Diazepam for severe muscle spasms. Diazepam is not the best medication for those, if ...Tizanidine(Zanaflex). Tizanidine is very good for spasms an...
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